Dan Patrick started the session with a vehemently expressed desire to get the Senate up and running and his agenda advancing, but the opposite has happened.
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Today, Dan Patrick’s passed his beloved tax cuts through the Senate. But an unusual rift between tea partiers and their colleagues threatens disunity.
A budget proposal jeopardizes a cancer screening program that serves Texas women who are at greatest risk for developing breast and cervical cancer.
In Senate District 4, it was tea party vs. tea party but the slightly less cranky Brandon Creighton beat Steve Toth in a lopsided victory yesterday.
The election to replace Robert Duncan seems unlikely to produce the reddest kind of right-wing bomb thrower—but it’s still a chamber where every ego counts.
Robert Duncan’s resignation to lead the Texas Tech University System will likely tilt the Texas Senate even further to the right.
For a year, supporters of gun-owners’ right to Open Carry have been mobilizing. Now, the Texas Legislature may be preparing to act on their demands.
On Thursday, a Senate committee hearing provided an opportunity for Republicans Senators and pro-choice activists to spar over women’s health.
For the last week, activists, lawmakers and media have demanded that DPS produce evidence that protestors tried to bring jars of urine and feces […]
After a dramatic false start on Thursday, the big payday loan reform bill—tediously-negotiated by Sen. John Carona (R-Dallas)—easily cleared the Senate. But not before senators agreed to changes that would more or less kill the payday and auto-title industry in Texas.