Updated at 2:05 PM: Early this afternoon, the House State Affairs committee met for 10 minutes to vote on HB 60, HB 6 and […]
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I grew up in an extended family of bowlers, but once I moved to Texas bowling was pretty much out of my life. While […]
Texas will soon execute its 500th person since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976.
Last year 23-year-old Pedro Aguilar left his home in Honduras to take the perilous journey north to the United States. His dreams for a […]
While rain slicked the streets of Austin, lawmakers heatedly debated legislation that would use $2 billion from the state’s Rainy Day Fund to fund the state water plan, an increasingly urgent issue for lawmakers. But, after hours of stop-and-go debate, a procedural error derailed the legislation.
Harold Simmons’ West Texas radioactive waste empire got a boost today after the Texas Senate passed legislation allowing Waste Control Specialists to accept “hotter” radioactive waste at its dump. The final vote was 24-7. Waste Control, a Simmons-controlled company, operates a growing radioactive waste dump green-lighted by the Legislature in 2003.
Texas’ tax system is one of the most regressive in the country, meaning it falls especially hard on the poor.
The question of whether Texas—which continues to grow in political and economic stature—is a model for emulation or mockery remains.
Texas’ successful wind industry could be undercut under legislation filed today by freshman Rep. Scott Sanford, a Republican from McKinney.
Sanford’s bill would effectively eliminate Texas’ wind energy standards.
nce, not long ago, it seemed that coal would conquer Texas. Just a few years ago, out-of-state developers and home-grown utilities, including TXU and NRG Energy, were clawing over each other to build new coal-fired power plants. Thanks to high natural gas prices and Texas’ deregulated power market, some of these companies were going to make a mint and turn Texas into the Coal Star State.
Now, many of the proposed plants have been unceremoniously scrapped.