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House Passes Ethics Commission Bill with New Requirements Tacked On

A sunset bill for the Texas Ethics Commission tentatively passed through the House Monday evening, with a few ethics reform bills tacked on as amendments.

For Tea Party, CSCOPE Stands for Winning

At the Capitol this morning, Sen. Dan Patrick made a surprise announcement: “The era of CSCOPE lesson plans has come to an end.”

Perry Delusion

Book Review: Staring Down Faith

There is no empty jargon in Abyss, no Christian-speak or airy mysticism. Wiman’s prose is elegant and surprising at every turn.

Hot List: Day 133 of the Texas Legislature

It’s one week left of the Legislature, and lawmakers are cramming last-minute laws into the session like it’s the night before their final exams.