Coleman and Janek Debate Responsibility over State’s Uninsured

After nearly two hours of testimony in the House Public Health Committee Wednesday, committee members finally got to the crux of the battle over […]

Fracking Industry Explains How Oil and Water Do Mix

A parade of oil and gas industry representatives told legislators today that they are hard at work on reducing the amount of freshwater used in fracking. This is the Texas Legislature, which is enormously deferential to the industry, so the joint hearing of two House committees had the air of a casual fact-finding mission mixed with lots of oil-and-gas boosterism.

Senate Bill Threatens Abortion Clinics Statewide

Abortion clinics in Texas may soon face harsh new state requirements that pro-choice advocates say could greatly reduce access to abortion. Sens Bob Deuell […]

TxDOT Director Calls for Stable Highway Funding System

As lawmakers consider new highway construction this session, Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) warned this morning that they need to address TxDOT’s huge debt […]

Lady Bird in her Own Words

Michael L. Gillette’s Lady Bird Johnson: An Oral History chronicles Mrs. Johnson’s journey from deep East Texas to the White house and beyond.

Hot List: Day 37 of the Legislature

The Lead: CPRIT has been the big issue of the session so far. The Senate Health and Human Services Committee yesterday approved a bill […]