State Sen. Wendy Davis said early Thursday morning that her ailing father had died. Jerry Russell had been in the hospital due to complications from abdominal surgery.
State Sen. Wendy Davis has been encouraged by Democrats to run for the Texas Governor’s office in 2014. But SMU political scientist Cal Jillson thinks it would be a bad move.
It would seem that Texas Republicans have never been stronger. Behind the scenes, however, anxious Republicans and hopeful opponents are poring over data suggesting that the GOP hegemony may end.
AUSTIN (AP) — No matter what Gov. Rick Perry announces on Monday, his decision will transform politics in Texas. If the state’s longest-serving governor chooses to retire, then at least six out of nine elected […]
The immigration debate is shifting to the House, where lawmakers have shown little appetite for the comprehensive approach their Senate colleagues embraced last week.
The political gloves are back on Monday morning, as state lawmakers head to Austin once again for another special session. A controversial abortion bill is back in the spotlight.
A filibuster by Sen. Wendy Davis from Fort Worth led Democrats to a victory on abortion legislation, but it will likely be a short one.
Texas lawmakers reached a deal Friday on a two-year spending plan that would restore $3.93 billion to public schools and clear the way for taking $2 billion from the state’s rainy day fund for water projects, according to a state official close the negotiations.
A final deal on a new Texas budget remains elusive despite Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst saying that both sides had settled the key issues.
A plan to spend $2 billion on a state water fund that met with conservative opposition has failed because it broke a parliamentary rule about when such a bill could be considered.
Texas Republicans proposed legislation on Thursday that would adopt the current political maps, but Democrats promised to fight the effort.
Two pivotal senators announced a bipartisan deal Wednesday on expanding background checks to more gun buyers, an agreement that could build support for President Barack Obama’s efforts at gun control.