The Texas Comptroller’s office is giving budget leaders a rundown of the state’s financial picture, just months before what will likely be another lean legislative session.
Texas House Speaker Joe Straus has called for an end to an accounting practice that masks how taxes and fees are really spent.
During a one-on-one interview in Plano on Wednesday, Governor Rick Perry said that he was leaning toward running for president again in 2016.
A Texas House committee is scheduled to hear about how the state can improve care for the elderly and keep them in their communities.
School districts are now tackling their budgets for next year, and debate over public funding for public schools will likely escalate later this month.
The Texas Legislature may not return to work for another 11 months, but that hasn’t kept the state’s leadership from signaling what they think will be the big issues next year.
A Texas House committee is meeting to scrutinize how state DNA testing is performed and consider certifying additional DNA testing centers.
Texas lawmakers gave their initial backing Monday to legislation that would criminalize intentional, inappropriate touching during airport security pat-downs, but it was so watered down it provoked angry outbursts from conservative activists, who decried it as toothless.
Despite needing to pass important bills during the Special Legislative Session, dozens of state lawmakers decided to start their weekend early.
Negotiators reached an agreement on a two-year $80.6 billion Texas state budget that makes billions in cuts and will likely result in massive state layoffs, legislative leaders announced Friday.
State officials are considering levying a $100 surcharge on some new vehicles that fall short of federal fuel efficiency standards.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is using bodyguards on an as-needed basis after he says “credible threats” were documented in December.