2011 Budget Cuts To Texas Schools Still Being Felt, Reports Finds The Legislature's $5-plus billion in 2011 cuts to public education mean that Texas' classroom funding still lags behind its pre-Great Recession levels due to booming enrollment growth — with low-income students hit hardest.
Hurricane Aid Measure Grows To $15B As Irma Bears DownThe first installment to help communities in Texas rebuild, and stock reserves for looming damage from Hurricane Irma.
House Rushes To Vote $7.9 Billion For Harvey ReliefPolitics quickly intruded, as Democratic and Republican leaders disagreed on how to pay for the funding.
Celebrities Raising Money For Harvey Relief, And How You Can HelpKevin Hart kicked off his campaign with a $25,000 donation and a post calling on fellow celebrities like Jay-Z, Jerry Seinfeld and Justin Timberlake to follow suit.
U.S. Postal Service Bets On Higher Stamp Prices To Fix WoesBuffeted by threats from Amazon drones to deliveries by golf cart, the U.S. Postal Service is counting on a different strategy to stay competitive. It is seeking more freedom to raise prices for mailing letters.
North Dakota Seeking To Recoup Pipeline Protest CostsThe state has applied for nearly $14 million in funding from a Justice Department program.
Federal Judge Refuses To Reinstate Trump Sanctuary Cities OrderA federal judge has refused to reinstate President Donald Trump's executive order to cut funding from cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities.
Nevada Wants Court To Reject Texas Bid To Prod Nuke DumpNevada wants an appeals court to dismiss a bid by the state of Texas to kick-start funding and licensing to entomb the nation's most radioactive waste in the desert outside Las Vegas.
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.