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Observer staff writers Patrick Michels, Forrest Wilder and editor Dave Mann join the show for our first podcast about the 83rd Texas Legislature. What’s […]
More than 2,000 bikers overran the Texas Capitol Monday (not literally, they parked outside) to push for comprehensive motorcycle safety legislation: banning texting while […]
State Rep. Bill Zedler’s bill would require universities to permit teaching or “researching” of intelligent design (you know, creationism).
The Lead: Crickets will be chirping the rest of the week at the Capitol—both the House and the Senate have adjourned until Wednesday, Jan. […]
Nothing was off limits in a nearly two-hour long discussion of Senate Resolution 9, as senators joked about Whitmire’s age, loyalty, service and pranks.
“When someone says ‘I’m not for vouchers, I’m not for tax credit,’” Patrick said. “It’s not about the students, it’s about protecting superintendents, it’s about protecting teachers and the adults.”
Gov. Rick Perry delivered the keynote address on Thursday morning for the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s policy conference. Perry began his speech in a […]
Lt. Gov. Dewhurst told the Observer he’s concerned that if legislators aren’t careful, the state’s budget surplus will quickly run out. “My advice to people is don’t get greedy.”
The Texas Senate voted 27-0 to pass a set of Senate rules that preserves the all-important two-thirds tradition.