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Texas Police Groups Oppose Part Of Open Carry Bill

Police groups were angered when the Senate added a provision barring officers from asking someone carrying a handgun if they’re licensed to carry.

05/27/2015

WEST, TX - APRIL 18:  Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott briefs the media after touring the West Fertilizer Company April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. A fiery explosion that damaged or destroyed buildings within a half-mile radius ripped through the facility last night, injuring more than 160 people and killing an unknown number of others.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

On-Tap at Texas Legislature: State Of The State; Runoffs

One month into the 2015 legislative session, it’s been nearly all guns, all the time.

02/15/2015

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Texas Comptroller: Plunging Oil Prices ‘Dampened’ Budget Outlook

The first legislative session under Republican Gov.-elect Greg Abbott will begin with lawmakers having a so-called budget surplus of $7.5 billion.

01/12/2015

A family doctor checks a patient's mouth and throat. (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Could Texas Win Block Medicaid Grant From Feds?

The White House’s signature health care law is loathed by Texas’ political leadership, and the idea of expanding Medicaid likely remains a non-starter when the Legislature reconvenes this month.

01/01/2015

Texas Capitol Building (Photo J.Burkett, CBSDFW.COM)

Texas Lawmakers Set $94.3 Billion Budget Cap

Texas lawmakers have capped key parts of the next state budget at nearly $94.3 billion, up almost $10 billion from the current 2-year spending cycle.

12/01/2014

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Open Carry Demonstrators Take On Keller

Another round today in the debate over the current state law on open carrying was taken to North Richland Hills.

02/22/2014

A voter places a sticker indicating that he has cast his ballot. (credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Redistricting Case Could Delay Texas Primaries

Politicians across the state are announcing their candidacies and hiring campaign workers, but the ongoing battle over redistricting could again delay the March primaries and make life difficult for incumbents.

08/11/2013

Gov. Rick Perry has called the Legislature back for a third special session to approve more money for roads, but the main sticking point centers on what is the most conservative way to fund them without raising taxes (credit: by Jonathan Gibby/Getty Images)

Road Debate Will Start Third Special Session

Gov. Rick Perry has called the Legislature back for a third special session to approve more money for roads, but the main sticking point centers on what is the most conservative way to fund them without raising taxes.

08/04/2013

Senate Bill 5, the controversial Texas bill that would enact wide-ranging restrictions on abortions, is introduced on June 25. Fort Worth Senator Wendy Davis stands to speak at 11:18 a.m. Davis is expected to deliver a 12+ hour speech in order to block the bill’s passage. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Texas Abortion Bill Dies In Senate

Texas Sen. Wendy Davis of Fort Worth spent nearly 11 hours trying to filibuster a controversial abortion bill. When Republicans ended the filibuster before the midnight deadline, the raucous crowd took over, ultimately causing the bill to die in the senate.

06/26/2013

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Governor Considers Special Session On Highway Funding

Governor Perry and state lawmakers are considering using a special session to deal with the issue of funding new road construction in Texas.

05/28/2013

People gather outside of the Texas State Capitol building in Austin. (credit: PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images)

Gov. Perry Calls Special Session To End Controversy Over Voting Districts

Governor Perry wants lawmakers to approve the voting maps drawn by a federal court in Washington, DC that were already used for Congressional and state legislative districts last year.

05/27/2013

Texas State Capitol

Recapping The 83rd Texas Legislative Session

State lawmakers are sending Gov. Rick Perry a slew of new bills to sign, after pushing through several proposals before the end of the regular legislative session.

05/27/2013

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