The Lead: The House passed its version of the 2014-2015 state budget late Thursday night. As the Observer‘s Patrick Michels reported, the amendment that […]
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One of this session’s hottest issues has been whether Texas will take a Medicaid expansion deal offered by the federal government. Under Medicaid expansion, […]
Can the Texas Legislature help Anson, TX with their $35 million prison that no one needs?
What a difference an election makes. Two years ago, Governor Rick Perry made the ban on sanctuary cities a legislative priority, and state Rep. […]
A poem from Eugene Novogrodsky.
Back in 2010 Governor Rick Perry compared the passage of the Affordable Care Act—aka Obamacare— to something like Godzilla crushing the Statue of […]
The Lead: The supplemental Medicaid appropriations bill—to pay for six months of Medicaid costs lawmakers left out of the budget in 2011—is up for […]
The Lead: Women’s health and the cuts to family planning were back in the news yesterday. The Texas Freedom Network released survey findings yesterday, […]
After nearly two hours of testimony in the House Public Health Committee Wednesday, committee members finally got to the crux of the battle over […]
House Bill 136 Rep. Richard Peña Raymond (D-Laredo) There’s a long-running joke around the Texas Capitol: The Legislature meets for 140 days every two […]