Thanks to the Sunset process, legislators get to remake the Ethics Commission as they see fit.
When the Legislature reconvenes next year, some of the questions before lawmakers will include the following: whether they’d prefer to report more or less of ...Read More
After suing to open Texas elections to direct corporate spending, Houston tea party group says it's all about free speech.
Indiana lawyer James Bopp, the legal mastermind behind Citizens United, has made it his quest to inject corporate money into state-level politics too, after his...Read More
If last year’s Save Texas Schools rally was a show of force—10,000 activists uniting to fight for education—its follow-up at the Capitol last weekend was,...Read More
At Trinity University, the former Florida governor said he’s saddened by the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, but that the state is safer for the law he signed in 2005.
At a Thursday night talk in San Antonio, Jeb Bush wanted to talk about Mitt Romney and his brother’s book sales—but an African American father, a Trinity Un...Read More
Thousands of teachers, parents and advocates will rally to make school funding a campaign issue.
This time last year, more than 10,000 people rallied outside the Capitol entreating lawmakers to spare the state’s education system from the harsh budget cuts...Read More
One year on, some effects of the Legislature’s public education cuts are clear
It can be tough to measure what the Legislature’s $5.4 billion school funding cut will really cost Texas schoolkids. Since the new budget took effect in Septe...Read More
Anticipating the move, Texas already sued over the law—its fate now rests with federal judges.
Four months after U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder came to Austin to announce a crackdown on heavy-handed voter ID laws across the country—an attack on minor...Read More
If you’re an energetic, strat-talking entrepreneur hoping to get your edgy business plan in front of all the right people here in Austin, then of course South...Read More