Democrats have few ideas for how to replace the missing revenue, even as they complain about the tight budget.
Articles by Sam DeGrave
Senators Hinojosa, Lucio, Uresti and West don’t jump at the opportunity to explain why they voted for SB 17.
'Unless we reverse the trends that we’re seeing now, we will be a poorer, less-educated state,' the former state demographer says.
Though they’re having trouble finding money for child welfare, Medicaid and schools, lawmakers found $653 million to fund a state border security plan.
Advocates applauded Monday's vote, pointing to the more than 61,000 Texans who were arrested for possession of marijuana in 2015.
The measure, carried by Democratic senators, advanced to the Senate with unanimous support, but Houston Black Lives Matter activists still oppose it.
As HB 81 nears a committee vote, the marijuana decriminalization measure has hardly encountered any resistance.
Hundreds of people chanted “Y’all means all!” and “Ain't gonna let no bathroom bill turn us around.”
Texas Supreme Court Justice, House Corrections Chair Want to End ‘Unconstitutional’ Practice of Debtors’ Prison
Every year, thousands of Texans go to jail simply because they can’t pay fines for minor offenses.
Now a committee chairman, Democrat Joe Moody is leading the charge, but is his plan for pot policy reform just a pipe dream?