A new report finds that Texas payday lenders are making fewer loans but raking in even more in fees, about $1.4 billion in 2013.
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For the almost two decades he’s served in the Legislature, Lon Burnam has been the patron saint of lost causes.
In today’s lieutenant governor debate, both candidates showed an increasing willingness to publicly display the deep loathing and contempt they obviously feel for each other.
Because of a little-noticed state law, Gulf Chemical, one of the state’s most brazen polluters, got a slap on the wrist for serious environmental blunders.
Thirteen anti-abortion organizations will split $46,100 generated from the sales of almost 2,300 “Choose Life” plates.
In a sign that Abbott, like Rick Perry, is willing to borrow budgeting ideas from the libertarian fringe, he proposed a suite of changes to the fundamentals of state budgeting that would effectively put Texas in a permanent state of austerity and dramatically expand the governor’s budgeting authority.
The Texas Department of Public Safety has released documents related to its security concerns around the State Capitol on the last night of the abortion bill debate.
Unaffiliated with major organizations such as Planned Parenthood, Jessica Luther stepped up as a leader of the “unruly mob” in Texas’ abortion fight.
Dewhurst’s freak-out was one of those moments that shows how frustrating it can be for Texas reporters trying to gather facts from state officials.
Even with some of the damage from 2011 undone, the long-term trend is that we’re spending less on each young Texan’s education.