Greg Abbott gave his first State of the State address today—and he’s positioning himself as a relatively moderate governor. How much does that mean?
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Dan Patrick wants to extend the National Guard presence on the Texas border, illustrating his shifting rhetoric & foreshadowing conflict with the House.
Dan Patrick had his first serious screw-up as Lt. Gov. when he acknowledged that open carry faces long odds in the Legislature—and he didn’t handle it well.
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.
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.