Posted on · State lawmakers must pass a budget. They’re also determined to reform school finance and cap property taxes. The money has to come from somewhere.
Posted on · The Texas Comptroller’s office recently raised its revenue estimate by nearly $3 billion, but the Legislative Budget Board is warning state agencies not to ask for more money than they got last time
Posted on · Lt. Governor Dan Patrick recently said “people are happy with their governments at their state level, they’re not with the city.” Is that true?
Posted on · Houston Matters discusses the future of municipal ID programs under the new so-called "sanctuary cities" law. We debate whether Houstonians are happier with their city government or their state government. We take a look at hate crimes in Greater Houston. And a Texas prisoner responds to allegations that he's a serial killer.
Posted on · The state of Texas has a long — and not terribly successful — history with one contracting company: Accenture (formerly known as Andersen Consulting). Some 25 years ago, the Texas Attorney General’s office signed a contract with Andersen to computerize the state’s child support payment system. It wound up costing more than six times what […]
Posted on · Here in Texas, weâre familiar with disputes between our state and the federal government over a variety of issues, from voting laws to environmental regulation to same sex marriage and beyond. Article VI of the U.S. Constitution makes it clear that federal law âshall be the supreme Law of the Land.â In other words, this […]