To help low wage workers, the raise would be a minimum of $75 a month.
Opponents called the proposal a “backdoor abortion ban” that would close more than 80 percent of Texas clinics.
- The Dallas Morning Newspresent
Watchdog group finds ‘blatant bias’ in Bible courses at Texas schools
The Texas Freedom Network says the state has failed to implement curriculum guidelines for the elective classes.
Clash over vouchers comes down to vastly different views on Texas schools
State Republicans see widespread failure and the need for big change, while Democrats say the GOP is trying to dismantle schools.
Analysis: Many GOP state leaders hot to cut taxes, but will the budget s...
Giving more than token relief would suppress spending on schools and health care, experts and initial calculations indicate.
Perry, Abbott draw donations from same donors, a challenge for possible ...
If the Texas attorney general runs for governor, it could pose a problem for many GOP contributors.
Texas state parks may face closure in proposed budget cuts
Initial proposals reduce funding, but advocates say maintenance is long overdue and more money is needed to avoid closures.
With politics in mind, Texas Republicans avoiding measures to crack down...
Sanctuary cities bans and an Arizona-style measure are nowhere to be found so far among legislation in Austin.
Texas civil liberties advocates seek limits on law enforcement tracking ...
They want warrants approved by judges to be required, but police say they are careful with the information.
5 things to watch for in the Texas Legislature this year
Watch for Rick Perry and David Dewhurst to move to the right, fights over infrastructure, public education and economic development funds, a
Leticia Van de Putte, Texas Senate’s new president pro tem, urges compro...
The colorful, forceful San Antonio Democrat also called on the Legislature to restore $5 billion cut from public school budgets.
House leader files bill to scale back high school testing
Texas high school students would only have to pass five end-of-course tests – rather than the current 15 – to graduate, under legislation fi
UT Austin will try to use money to get students in and out in four years
AUSTIN -- The University of Texas at Austin is using $5 million in financial aid funds to incentivize students to graduate on time. The one-
Democratic Govs target Perry over Medicaid expansion
The Democratic Governor's Association has started running web ads that feature Gov. Rick Perry's refusal to accept federal money to expand M
Straus says he won’t let House repeat 2007 voucher fiasco
Speaker Joe Straus warned the Texas Senate on Wednesday that if it passes a divisive school vouchers bill, the measure might not reach a flo
Dr. Laughing Gas will help you locate your appendix, ma’am
Former legislator Kyle Janek was schooling new House budget writers on who qualifies for the Texas Medicaid program Monday when he injected
School district lawyers hammer away at education funding system
Attorneys for the more than 600 school districts suing the state over its school finance system Monday hammered away at the Legislature for
State judge rules for school districts in school finance case
In a ruling that could signal a huge fiscal impact on Texas, a state judge ruled Monday that the Texas school finance system is not deliveri
Is Medicaid a ‘rich’ program? Topic roils House panel
House budget writers are squabbling over whether the Medicaid health insurance program for the poor offers plush bennies and is gobbling up
Rick Perry urges businesses to flee California and come to Texas in new ...
Gov. Rick Perry tweeted his Twitter followers today saying a radio spot bashing California and boasting about Texas began running today in t
Pitts cites troubled dreams as House opens budget hearings
House budget chief Rep. Jim Pitts quipped Monday that he's troubled -- even at night -- by arcane features of Texas' two-year state budget.