Posted on · Donald Trump has named most of his cabinet choices, as well as his picks for some key ambassadorships. But he has yet to name any of the lower-level officials that perform much of the day-to-day work of running the executive branch.
Posted on · Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick wants lawmakers to pass a $25 million grant program to pay for bulletproof vests for all patrol officers in Texas.
Posted on · Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s trial on criminal securities fraud charges is set to begin May 1.
Posted on · Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, now the nominee for U.S. energy secretary, is moving to disentangle himself from potential conflicts of interest.
Posted on · The term “sanctuary city” has become a political lightning rod. Two years ago, Texas lawmakers tried and failed to pass a bill to restrict cities and institutions from being “sanctuaries” for undocumented immigrants.
Posted on · State leaders have pledged to keep Texas’ spending on border security at current levels over the next two years, even as other government services face steep cuts due to a budget shortfall.
Posted on · While many Texans get health care through employers, over the past few years, the number of people in Texas who’ve signed up through the Affordable Care Act has grown. Changes in the White House and Congress will affect both groups of Texans.
Posted on · Even as Donald Trump threatens to roll back some of his signature proposals, including Obamacare and climate change regulations, President Obama gave a hopeful speech in Chicago Tuesday night.
Posted on · The president-elect hasn't held a press conference since July. He promised one for Wednesday, and there's a lot to ask about, from his alleged ties to Russia to what he plans to do about Obamacare.
Posted on · The state's 140-day legislative session has begun. Opening Day is reserved for pomp and circumstance, as lawmakers took Oaths of Office and their families posed for pictures.
Posted on · A federal judge threw out changes to Pasadena’s method for choosing city council members, saying the changes discriminated against Latino voters. Weeks remain before the city must print up ballots for its next election.
Posted on · Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and House Speaker Joe Straus bring dueling priorities on social issues to the State Capitol. Lean coffers will make it difficult to pay for existing programs, let alone anything new.
Posted on · The Texas Lieutenant Governor says he's running for re-election in 2018. Dan Patrick says he wants to end speculation that he wants Governor Abbott's job.
Posted on · State Rep. Drew Darby says the Texas Legislature could be more than $5 billion short of funds needed just to pay for current services.
Posted on · The 2017 legislative session will open without former state Sen. Rodney Ellis, a 26-year lawmaker who became a criminal justice reform titan in the upper chamber.