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.
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.
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.
Governor Perry and state lawmakers are considering using a special session to deal with the issue of funding new road construction in Texas.
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.
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.
The Texas Legislature gathered Monday for a breezy day of backslapping, goodbyes and very little actual lawmaking on the largely ceremonial last day of the biennial session.
Looming large in the lame-duck session is the need for President Obama and Congress to figure out how to avoid the double economic hit of tax increases and automatic spending cuts.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) – An attorney defending Republican-drawn voting maps in Texas has told a federal court there are “insurmountable” differences preventing a compromise with minority rights groups. The stalemate Tuesday left the date of […]
Texans politicians like to tout the state’s economic growth, but more and more Texans are finding themselves teetering on the edge of poverty.
A three-judge panel says that the only way to keep the Texas primaries on April 3 is for all sides to agree on temporary political maps within two weeks.
Texas Attorney General Gregg Abbott is taking aim at a federal court’s proposed congressional redistricting map for his state.