Gov. Greg Abbott is planning to abolish Rick Perry’s pet program that gave $200 million in taxpayer dollars to Texas startups, but was beset by bankruptcy and transparency issues.
The “two-thirds rule,” which had required 21 of the Senate’s 31 members to agree before beginning debate on proposed legislation.
Rick Perry formally left the governor’s office after 14 years — and he celebrating on Tuesday by going for the same ice cream that he got after his infamous mug shot last summer.
Tea party favorite Dan Patrick has been sworn in as Texas’ new lieutenant governor and will oversee the powerful state Senate.
After spending 14 years as the governor, Rick Perry watched as his successor is sworn into the office on Tuesday.
For the first time in 14 years, Texas will swear in a new Governor.
Governor-elect Greg Abbott raised a lot of eyebrows when he criticized locally-approved ordinances such as Denton’s ban on fracking and Dallas’ ban on plastic bags — calling it the “Californication” of Texas.
A former top deputy of Republican Gov.-elect Greg Abbott is taking over the Texas Department of Insurance.
The longtime director of the Texas Music Office says Gov.-elect Greg Abbott has chosen not to keep him and already has a replacement in mind.
Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz are among several powerful Texas Republicans scheduled to attend the swearing-in of new state Attorney General Ken Paxton.
Country stars Lady Antebellum and Pat Green are booked to perform at the inauguration ball for Republican Gov.-elect Greg Abbott.
Texas is one of the few states with ban on the open carry of handguns that could change in 2015, with push for expanded gun rights.