Texas Senate Approves Rape Kit Funding MeasureThe Texas Senate has approved a bill allowing drivers to offer donations to help the state clear its backlog of untested rape kits.
Lawmakers Agree On $1T Plan Government-Wide Funding BillCongressional Republicans and Democrats have reached agreement on a huge $1 trillion-plus spending bill that would fund most government operations through September.
Texas Senate OKs Plan To Slow Local Property Tax Increases The Texas Senate has approved a plan designed to slow the increase of local property taxes as Republicans scramble to deliver on fiscally conservative promises despite a state budget crunch.
States Scramble For Funding To Upgrade Aging Voting MachinesElection officials in Texas and across the U.S. are eager to replace aging fleets of voting machines but are grappling with how to fund the nation's next generation of voting equipment.
State Legislators Seek Funding Ban For 'Sanctuary Cities'Texas Republicans eager to reinforce President Donald Trump's call for a crackdown on illegal immigration pushed to deny state money for local jurisdictions that refuse to cooperate.
House Speaker Ryan Promises To 'Defund' Planned ParenthoodHouse Speaker Paul Ryan says upcoming legislation to repeal the health care law would cut off taxpayer money to Planned Parenthood.
Democrats Press Talks As Showdown Vote Looms On Funding BillDemocrats are pushing to reopen talks on must-do legislation to prevent the government from shutting down this weekend, fight the Zika virus and help flood-ravaged Louisiana rebuild.
Gov. Abbott's Texas Pre-K Plan Rebuffed By Alma MaterIn Texas, where pre-K is scorned by some conservative activists as "godless," Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's major education initiative is giving classrooms far less money than many once thought.
House To Vote On Scaled-Back Zika Bill Despite Obama Veto ThreatRepublicans controlling the House are ignoring protests from Democrats and a White House veto threat as they speed legislation funding the battle against the Zika virus toward a vote.
Fed Battle Over Funding Could Mean More Congestion On Texas HighwaysTXDOT Leadership was very clear in explaining how early preparation for construction of vital projects may be delayed because of inaction by the Federal Government
Texas Officials Approve $3.9B For Water ProjectsThe Texas Water Development Board agreed on the funding Thursday. The money is meant for 32 projects spread over 10 years, with $1 billion being disbursed this year.
Texas House Trying School Finance Fix Amid Court FightThe Texas House is launching an ambitious attempt to fix the troubled way the state pays for public schools without waiting for the conclusion of a bitter, ongoing court battle.