Cash Crunch, Bathroom Bill Battle Await Texas LawmakersA cash crunch and a potential policy showdown over a North Carolina-style transgender bathroom bill are raising tensions as Texas lawmakers return to work today.
Oil Slump Socks Texas Budget, Making Spending Cuts LikelyA prolonged oil slump is leaving Texas with a grim spending forecast, and one top Republican lawmaker says budget cuts are now certain.
City Of Arlington Pondering Potential Washington CutsAt an Arlington City Council meeting Tuesday, elected leaders were briefed on some possibilities that might mean tighter budgets and tough spending choices for large projects.
Dallas Animal Advocates Petition Against City Budget CutsA possible $30 million shortfall has the city of Dallas considering budget cuts this year, which includes funding for its Animal Services Department.
18 UT Students Arrested During Budget Cut ProtestsEighteen students were arrested while protesting proposed budget cuts at the University of Texas at Austin on Wednesday.
Davis Calls For Settlement In School Finance Suit Democratic candidate for governor Wendy Davis is calling on Texas to settle a school finance lawsuit and convene a special session of the Legislature.
Local Arts Council Sharing Keys To Success With Capitol HillThe head of the Fort Worth's Arts Council is in Washington D.C. to share a survival story. The arts community in Fort Worth managed to avoid deep budget cuts by creating harmony with a cash-strapped city government.
Despite Attached Strings, City Ready To Accept Fire Grant $$The Fort Worth Fire Department is hoping Homeland Security in Washington D.C. will throw them a financial lifeline by way of grant money -- but that lifeline would come with serious strings attached.