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Parked next to a section of the border fence, a Border Patrol agent watches an area of the U.S.-Mexico border along the Rio Grande River May 26, 2010, near Hidalgo. (credit: Getty Images/Scott Olson)

State Senate Passes Border Security Bill

The Texas Senate has passed a $300 million border security bill — one of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s priorities and part of a sweeping, $800 million border package.

16 hours ago

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Alamo Preservation Bill Heads To Abbott

It is now up to Gov. Greg Abbott to determine how San Antonio visitors remember the Alamo — the site of the famous Texas Revolution battle where 180 defenders died.

05/26/2015

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Texas House & Senate Approve Tax Cuts

The Texas House and Senate gave preliminary approval to increasing homestead property tax exemptions, key to a $3.8 billion tax cut package on Gov. Greg Abbott’s wish list.

05/25/2015

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Lawmakers Have Busy Night At State Capitol

From same-sex marriage, to schools, to the money that goes into your pocket — it was a busy night on Thursday at the State Capitol in Austin.

05/15/2015

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Abbott Says Tax Cut Standoff May End Soon

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott says the end to a lengthy standoff over tax cuts between the House and Senate appears within reach.

05/15/2015

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Dell Urges Texas Lawmakers To Stop Anti-Gay Marriage Bill

Dell Inc. has joined opposition to a Texas bill that would attempt to defy the U.S. Supreme Court if gay marriage is legalized.

05/13/2015

Students in pre-kindergartner class enjoy reading a book. (credit: Wendy Carlson/Getty Images)

State Senate Approves Texas Pre-K Upgrade

After months of criticism from both sides of the political spectrum, the Texas Senate on Thursday approved Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s proposed pre-K upgrade.

05/08/2015

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State House Votes To Dissolve Startup Fund

The Texas House has preliminarily passed a plan revamping the state’s economic incentive programs, including dissolving a pet fund of Rick Perry that funneled $200 million in taxpayer dollars to startups.

05/01/2015

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Pre-K Plan & Tax Cuts Push Ahead In Texas House

Tax cuts and better pre-K in Texas pushed ahead Wednesday when the House rallied behind a $2 billion proposed sales tax cut before passing an early education bill.

04/09/2015

Steam rolls out of a factory's smokestack. (credit: J.D. Pooley/Getty Images)

Texas Asks EPA To Scrap Ozone Plans

Gov. Greg Abbott has requested that the EPA scrap plans to tighten national emission limits on smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness.

03/17/2015

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Disability Advocates Keep Eye On Abbott

A broken elevator almost canceled part of the first photo-op of 2015 for new Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, the first U.S. governor in nearly 30 years to use a wheelchair.

03/12/2015

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Abbott To Talk Border In State Of The State

Gov. Greg Abbott is expected to tell lawmakers that border security, roads and education are the biggest issues facing Texans during in his first State of the State address.

02/17/2015

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