House Votes to Return $667 Million to Businesses in Tax Shakeup

House members tried to make sure businesses got some money back from the state this session, passing a proposal to cut $667 million from the franchise tax.

House OKs Concussion Insurance Program for Student Athletes

The national sport of Texas could get a little safer for kids under a bill passed today in the Texas House, creating a pilot program for student football and soccer players.

Lawmakers Help Republican Donor Unveil Federal Suit Against Obamacare

Flanked by 25 Republican legislators at the Capitol this morning, a conservative attorney announced his plans to file a privately funded lawsuit against Obamacare in federal court.

Ricardo C. Ainslie Chronicles Life During a Drug War In The Fight To Save Juarez

Juarez, Ainslie writes, is “where the Mexican government came to turn the tide” against the increasingly powerful criminal organizations that threatened to overwhelm it.

Hot List: Day 120 of the Legislature

After a heck of a battle, the session’s biggest education bill, HB 5, has finally passed in the Senate.