Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and state Sen. Jane Nelson released the first draft of the Senate’s budget today, proposing to cut property and other taxes.
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For years, Dan Patrick has sought to kill the Senate’s two-thirds rule, which gives Democrats leverage in a Republican chamber. Today, he finally succeeded.
Greg Abbott and Dan Patrick got sworn into office today, kicking off a new era at one of the showiest and costliest parties in the state’s history.
Today, Dan Patrick announced the creation of six advisory boards, filled with businesspeople, to guide Senate policy. You’ll never guess who’s on them.
Comptroller Glenn Hegar’s biennial revenue estimate, released today, was a lot less gloomy than some had thought—but problems remain.
Dan Patrick announced the first draft of his legislative agenda on Thursday—and he’s moving up the clock on his House conterpart.
The new lieutenant governor and his tea party revolutionaries have an ambitious agenda that could overhaul the state’s school systems, tax policies and immigration laws.
As the year 20 and 14 draws, blessedly, to a close, let us reflect on that one thing that brought us together: fear. This was a year that saw a succession of freak-outs, each one eclipsing the next in apocalyptic panic.
Monday was the first day to pre-file bills for next year’s 84th Texas Legislature—and it saw measures on taxes, daylight savings time and nullification.
The Observer‘s staffers examine what the Texas GOP’s election night victories likely mean for the upcoming legislative session.