Posted on · The 2009 Texas Legislative session starts next week, and state lawmakers will have 140 days to wade through thousands of bills. The only bill they absolutely have to pass is the state budget. Today in the first of a 2 part series on the session, reporter Ben Philpott reports passing the massive spending bill could be more difficult this year, considering the national economy.
Posted on · The body of former Texas Attorney General Jim Mattox is lying-in-state at the Texas Capitol today. Ben Philpott reports family and friends have been stopping by this afternoon to pay their final respects to a man with a long political career.
Posted on · A Texas Legislative committee began debate today on whether or not to require a state issued photo I.D. to be able to vote. This national battle has already entrenched groups on all sides of the issue – each pushing hard for or against the I.D. requirement. The battle appears to be just as fierce in […]