A sunset bill for the Texas Ethics Commission tentatively passed through the House Monday evening, with a few ethics reform bills tacked on as amendments.
Monthly Archives: May 2013
At the Capitol this morning, Sen. Dan Patrick made a surprise announcement: “The era of CSCOPE lesson plans has come to an end.”
There is no empty jargon in Abyss, no Christian-speak or airy mysticism. Wiman’s prose is elegant and surprising at every turn.
It’s one week left of the Legislature, and lawmakers are cramming last-minute laws into the session like it’s the night before their final exams.
In early May, Ruben Villarreal, Mayor of Rio Grande City, channeled the frustration of many residents in Starr and Hidalgo counties, where a proposed 14-mile border fence is slated to be built through the middle of his community. “I think …
After yesterday’s budget mess, it looks like a deal has been reached. On Thursday the Observer reported that the budget negotiations stalled after pressure from Gov. Rick Perry. The guv wanted to limit new funding for public education to $3.2 …
Update 1:00 p.m.: The skirmish over floundering House bills in the Senate has been resolved. Over a lunch recess in both the Senate and the House, lawmakers met to discuss Rep. Harold Dutton and Rep. Ruth Jones McClendon’s claims that certain Senators were …
Texas will soon execute its 500th person since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976.
However, Perry said that still left too much being spent on schools, Turner said, though Perry later deflected blame onto others.