83rd legislature

Sine Die for the 83rd Legislature

May 27, 2013 By brian sweany and Paul Burka

The 83rd Legislature was the best session in many years, going back to at least 2003, when Republicans completed their sweep of Texas politics by securing a majority in the House of Representatives.

The State of Taxes

Feb 12, 2013 By Paul Burka

Texas won’t get its financial house in order until lawmakers have a thoughtful conversation about the T-word. Don’t hold your breath.

On the Money

Jan 1, 2013 By Paul Burka

As the Eighty-third Legislature gears up at the Capitol this month, will lawmakers be penny-wise and pound-foolish? Or just plain foolish?