Texas House and Senate budget writers have approved a provision excluding Planned Parenthood from the state Breast and Cervical Cancer Services program, which thousands of poor women in Texas rely on for cancer screenings and diagnostic services.
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The House & Senate have very different plans for tax cuts — and both sides are getting ready for significant policy fight in the closing weeks of the lege.
Today, Dan Patrick’s passed his beloved tax cuts through the Senate. But an unusual rift between tea partiers and their colleagues threatens disunity.
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.
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.