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Senate Passes Budget Without School Funding Fight

The Senate passed its budget proposal Wednesday afternoon with broad support—only two senators voted against it. The only real point of debate was whether the budget devoted enough money to public schools.

Lawmakers Scrap Over ‘Outside Groups’

Angry debate erupted on House floor when Rep. Byron Cook allowed an amendment that would’ve gutted a previously-uncontested portion of the PUC sunset bill.

Michelle Shocked Responds to Gay Marriage Rant Controversy

Texas songstress Michelle Shocked responds to her incoherent rant regarding gay marriage and California’s Proposition 8, which would ban it.

Hot List: Day 72 of the Legislature

The Lead: Today the full Senate will debate the two-year state budget (SB 1), making major spending decisions for the next two years. We’re […]

Lawmakers Want to End Mandatory Student Microchip Tracking

Rep. Lois Kolkhorst (R-Brenham) wants to end the practice of requiring students to be tracked with RFIDs. On Tuesday, her bill got its day before the House Public Education Committee.