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Gov. Perry Calls For Tax Cuts, Conservative Spending During 83rd Legislative Session

83rd State Legislative session gets underway in Austin with a long list of priorities.

CBS 11–01/08/2013

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)

Money, Tuition And Graduation Rates Top Higher Ed

The tug-of-war between Texas Gov. Rick Perry and state universities is still going strong heading into the 2013 legislative session with new skirmishes over money looming.


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Straus Promises $2B In Extra Public-School Funding

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus says lawmakers will fund public schools this session enough to keep up with booming enrollment growth _ a $2 billion proposition.


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Judge Continues Planned Parenthood Injunction

Texas District Judge Steve Yelenosky has issued an injunction that will keep Planned Parenthood in the Women’s Health Program pending resolution of their lawsuit.


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DFW Airport Pushes Big Budget Despite AA Bankruptcy

Officials with Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport were busy Wednesday pitching next year’s proposed $660 million spending plan during a Dallas City Council briefing session, this despite the looming uncertainty surrounding the American Airlines bankruptcy.


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Texas Hearing On Planned Parenthood Gets Emotional

State lawmakers, hospital system administrators and dozens of women have urged Texas officials not to sever state funding to Planned Parenthood.


Fort Worth

Budget Proposal Would Slash Arts Funding In Fort Worth

The City of Fort Worth is considering slashing funding for the arts in its upcoming budget. People in the arts community are asking the city to remove them from the city’s general fund budget altogether.


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More Students Taking On Burden Of College Tuition

The responsibility of paying for college is shifting; it’s falling more now on students and their families, as state funding declines.


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Appeals Judge Blocks Planned Parenthood Injunction

The Texas attorney general has convinced a federal appeals judge to examine whether the state has a right to deny funding to Planned Parenthood.


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Planned Parenthood Sues State Over Women’s Health Program

Filing a lawsuit claiming unconstitutional discrimination, Planned Parenthood is taking the State of Texas to court.


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North Texas Health Program Losing Federal Funds, Clinics

Under a state law taking effect Wednesday, more than 100,000 North Texas women won’t be able to get care at Planned Parenthood clinics — which treat about 44 percent of those participating in the Texas’ Women’s Health Program.


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Falling Property Values Mean Less Money For Schools

Falling property values are the newest challenge to Dallas and Fort Worth Area school districts as they try to set leaner budgets.





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