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Texas Legislature Ends 2015 Session

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus excused his chamber just before 1:00 p.m. on Monday, shortly after Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who oversees the Senate, adjourned the upper chamber.

06/01/2015

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.

05/27/2015

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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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