Dan Patrick and the Senate Committee on Finance don’t just want to cut taxes—they want to do away with them. But slowly, budget realities are setting in.
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A budget proposal jeopardizes a cancer screening program that serves Texas women who are at greatest risk for developing breast and cervical cancer.
The director of the state’s criminal anti-corruption unit told a key Senate committee Monday that “there is no one else” in the state that could handle the cases his office does.
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.
At today’s meeting of the Senate Finance Committee, state Sen. Jane Nelson presided over a walk-through of a still-strained state budget.
Sen. Jane Nelson was once a sodomy-fighting back-bencher in the Texas Senate. Today, she presides over the powerful Senate Finance Committee. How will she use her power?
On Thursday, a Senate committee hearing provided an opportunity for Republicans Senators and pro-choice activists to spar over women’s health.
Back in the 1980s, talk-show radio hosts and prominent Republicans complained of welfare queens riding around in Cadillacs. Now, their imaginations are sparked by a similar stereotype: The drug fiend using her Lone Star card to score a hit.
Senator Wendy Davis filed legislation today that would reform the scandal-plagued Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst told reporters at a Wednesday morning press conference that he has no plans to put Medicaid expansion on the legislative table. […]