The Texas House cast a shocking vote on Tuesday to dismantle the state lottery — only to reverse itself after a few frantic hours.
The Texas Legislature may not be spending quite like a drunken sailor, but lawmakers have certainly got the checkbook out as they work on the next state budget.
Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price gave her second State of the City Address Tuesday morning. During the speech she told more than 1,000 business and community leaders that she’s going to slash the budget so the city can finally operate without deficits.
From movie theaters to outdoor attractions, DFW truly values its senior citizens and wants these individuals to experience the best that DFW has to offer.
More than 2,000 teachers, students, parents and school administrators from around Texas are rallying at the state Capitol to demand the restoration of $5.4 billion in public education cuts the Legislature approved in 2011.
Officials with Dallas Area Rapid transit (DART) are optimistic they’ll see a bump in ridership because of spiking gasoline prices. Gas prices have been on the rise for more than a month and public transportation systems across North Texas have seen an increase in passengers.
A top Texas senator says the state must change how it pays for health and human services.
The White House issued an official response to a petition calling for the United States government to secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016.
The 83rd Texas Legislature has convened for its 140-day regular session where it will tackle the state budget, students testing, water issues, health care and hundreds of proposed new laws.
Republican Comptroller Susan Combs on Monday releases her biennial revenue estimate — the crucial number that sets the limit on what lawmakers can spend for 2014 and 2015.
A criminal investigation marred Texas’ signature programs that use taxpayer funds to boost private startups in 2012, and lawmakers this year must decide how much of an appetite they have to keep the money flowing.
Congress didn’t completely fall off the “fiscal cliff,” but they’re still hanging onto the edge. By waiting until the last minute to scrape together a limited bill, Congress sidelined some major fiscal issues they initially sought to resolve before the new year.