Posted on · In their respective budget bills, the House and Senate both eliminated funding for Governor Greg Abbott’s high-quality pre-kindergarten grant program.
Posted on · Rising gang-related crime in Harris County has prompted a response from Governor Greg Abbott. He says they’re looking for known criminals and they’re not out to target people who are simply in the country illegally.
Posted on · Cohosts Jay and Brandon drill down on what you need to know about Beto O' Rourke running against current Texas Senator Ted Cruz.
Posted on · The bill and its supporting resolutions call for a national convention that would amend the U.S. Constitution to limit the power of the federal government. They now move to the House.
Posted on · Governor Greg Abbott and Harris County Senator Paul Bettencourt argue property tax relief is needed to keep Texans from being taxed out of their homes. But Democrats say the evidence doesn’t support their claims.
Posted on · Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has blocked funding for the first time over so-called "sanctuary cities"
Posted on · In his State of the State address, Gov. Greg Abbott told the Legislature fixing Child Protective Services was his top priority for the session.
Posted on · Governor Abbott is also expected to call for additional funds for Child Protective Services to address a statewide crisis in foster care.
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 · With low oil and natural gas prices still hurting state revenues, and Congress poised to slash federal funds for social services, legislators in Austin may have little choice but to cut spending across the board.
Posted on · State Senator Sylvia Garcia is hailing the decision by Judge Sam Sparks to grant a temporary injunction, pending a lawsuit challenging the rule's constitutionality.
Posted on · Since the Constitutional Convention in 1787, there have been several efforts to call for a new one. None have ever been successful.
Posted on · Texas will become the third state to pull out of the federal Refugee Resettlement Program over security concerns. The move won’t prevent refugees from coming to Texas, but it will force non-governmental organization to bear the cost of providing them with critical services.
Posted on · Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, and House Speaker Joe Straus are asking most state agencies to lower their 2018-2019 funding requests, as Texas grapples with falling tax revenues.
Posted on · The directive follows revelations that at least five state agencies had used the leave policy to pay off employees who had resigned or been terminated.