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House Set To Vote On $875M Spending Bill

An $875 million spending bill that includes $500 million extra for public schools heads for a major vote in the Texas Legislature.

04/26/2013

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In Reversal, House Reauthorizes Lottery Commission

The Texas House cast a shocking vote on Tuesday to dismantle the state lottery — only to reverse itself after a few frantic hours.

04/23/2013

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Texas Lawmakers Boost State Spending

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.

03/31/2013

Mayor Price

State Of The City Address Includes Budget Cut Details

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.

CBSDFW.COM–03/05/2013

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Entertaining DFW Grandparents On A Budget

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.

03/01/2013

The Texas State Capitol building. (credit: Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images)

Teachers, Parents Stage School Rally At Capitol

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.

02/23/2013

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DART Expecting More Riders As Gas Prices Climb

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.

CBSDFW.COM–02/20/2013

Texas Senate Chair Calls For Changes To Health Budget

A top Texas senator says the state must change how it pays for health and human services.

01/30/2013

Iconic Movie Costume Unveiled Ahead Of Christie's Auction

White House Responds To Petition For Death Star

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.

01/15/2013

A woman takes a photo of the Texas Senate chamber during the 82nd Legislative session. (credit: Ben Sklar/Getty Images)

Texas Legislature Opens 2013 Session

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.

01/08/2013

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Texas Comptroller To Release Budget Estimate

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.

01/07/2013

Texas Gov. Rick Perry addresses the the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) February 9, 2012 in Washington, DC. Thousands of conservative activists are attending the annual gathering in the nation's capital.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

State’s Investment Funds Await New Scrutiny

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.

01/05/2013

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