City staff clearly thinks same-sex marriage is coming in spite of a state constitutional amendment prohibiting it. Still, it was discussed as if it is the wave of the future before the Budget, Finance and Audit Committee..
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has issued a general opinion on whether local municipalities and school districts can grant benefits to the domestic partners of employees — Abbott said if they do they’re breaking Texas law.
The Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee has approved a bill to require drug screening before receiving welfare.
A lawmaker is demanding financial evidence to support a plan for government-sponsored drug-testing of laid-off-workers. The bill came up for debate in a legislative committee on Wednesday morning.
More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, though the winter holidays likely distorted the data for the second straight week.
It’s probably no surprise to women that men still, on average, make more money than they do. According to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, last year women made only 77-cents for every dollar that men made.
The group of retired NFL players that was part of the labor talks during the lockout last year has not given up a push for better post-career care.
A personal financial disclosure form that presidential candidates are required to file shows that Perry is collecting his $7,700 monthly state pension.
In offices across North Texas, and the state, more and more people are lining up to try and get help feeding their families. Applications for SNAP, or food stamps, are up 70-percent in just two years.