Senate Puts Brakes on ‘Pork Chopper’ Bill

Having already passed the House by a huge margin, the “Pork Chopper” bill, House Bill 716, lost some momentum today when it arrived in […]

Senators Look to Reform Forensic Science Commission

The scandals over flawed forensic science in Texas seem unending. With the exception of DNA evidence, nearly every field of forensic science used to […]

Senate Wants to Take Immigration Fight to Washington

Texas State Senators want to send a delegation to Washington to find out just how much it is going to take to fully fund […]

Three Writers to Watch in Reporting Mexico’s Drug War

The suitcases piled up at the Matamoros bus station – nearly 400 of them unclaimed. For weeks, maybe months, the passengers never arrived at […]

The Race for the Hispanic Vote

For at least a decade, Texas Democrats have waited for the state’s emerging Latino majority to boost them back to power. Hispanics are now […]

Bill Hobby on the Texas Legislature

Hear Bill Hobby’s thoughts on the current state of the Texas Legislature.

Could Bills Allowing Teacher Furloughs and Pay Cuts Prompt Unionization?

Supporters of House Bill 400 have expended quite a bit of energy trying to explain that the legislation is supposed to protect Texas teachers. […]

Could Bills Allowing Teacher Furloughs and Pay Cuts Prompt Unionization?

Updated April 27, 9 a.m. Supporters of House Bill 400 have expended quite a bit of energy trying to explain that the legislation is […]

Could Bills Allowing Teacher Furloughs and Pay Cuts Prompt Unionization?

Supporters of House Bill 400 have expended quite a bit of energy trying to explain that the legislation is supposed to protect Texas teachers. […]

Hot List Day 106

Day 106 of the 82nd Texas Legislature LINE OF THE DAY “We’ve got all kinds of little goodies, all kinds of tax breaks, and […]