Open carry of licensed handguns and border security are the hostages in the tax-cut debates.
Comptroller Glenn Hegar has sent the legislative leadership a letter reminding them that tax cuts might feel good but they also have obligations to face.
With oil and gas production declining, state legislators are unwise to chase tax cuts.
The Texas House today is taking up its sales tax cut package, setting up a showdown with the Senate and its property tax cuts.
The wealth the Texas House and Senate want to share is expensive but small when spread statewide.
Naughty Nixon and wonderful Wolens, soapy Shapiro and revered Ratliff, and of course, a certain governor who’s ready for his close-up: Our say-so on the session’s standouts—good, bad, and in-between.
Why Bush’s tax cuts are in trouble. President-anoint George W. Bush has adopted a Rose Garden strategy as the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination that justifies ducking GOP rivals and the media by saying he has to concentrate on doing his job as governor. But this game plan works…
The first obstacle in George W. Bush’s drive for president is a Republican woman—not potential GOP rival Elizabeth Dole, but a member of his own Texas team, state comptroller Carole Keeton Rylander. Some Bush insiders were peeved aplenty when Rylander slashed $700 million from prevailing estimates of how much money…