Lt. Gov. Dewhurst and Sen. Jane Nelson (R-Flower Mound) at Wednesday's press conference discuss SB 7 and 8. by Christopher Hooks

Jane Nelson Takes the Gavel

At Tuesday's meeting of the Senate Finance Committee, few policy details—but a preview of a potentially rocky road next session.

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 h...Read More

Joel Acosta stands outside the foreclosed Sullivan City home that he and his wife, Estela, no longer own. by Caelainn Barr

A High Price to Pay

How property tax lenders prey on the state’s most vulnerable homeowners.

In Texas, property tax lending is a virtually risk-free business but for the most vulnerable it can be a trap that leads to crippling debt and foreclosure....Read More