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Governor Considers Special Session On Highway FundingGovernor Perry and state lawmakers are considering using a special session to deal with the issue of funding new road construction in Texas.
Texas Radioactive Waste Bill Killed For ErrorA bill that would have dramatically changed the rules for a radioactive waste dump died in the Legislature because of a parliamentary error.
Perry Standing Pat On Medicaid ExpansionIf Gov. Rick Perry is feeling pressure to expand health care coverage to more than 1.5 million people under Medicaid, he sure isn't showing it.
CBS 11 I-Team: Pipeline Problems Continue Across North TexasThe CBS 11 I-Team has uncovered hundreds of safety violations regarding the hundreds of miles of natural gas pipelines that run through North Texas. Many of those pipelines run directly underneath our homes and businesses.
Lewisville Explosion Latest: Reports Show Finger PointingMore finger-pointing tonight as CBS 11 continues to investigate a deadly gas explosion in Lewisville.
State Rep.: Fracking Loophole "Big Enough To Drive A Mack Truck Through”A new study says Texas oil and natural gas companies are claiming trade-secret exemptions to keep from revealing the chemicals used for hydraulic fracturing or "fracking".
Lawmaker Wants Papers On Radioactive Dump ReleasedA lawmaker said Monday he has confidential documents detailing state officials' concerns about possible groundwater contamination at a radioactive waste dump in West Texas, and is seeking official permission to release them.
Fort Worth Rep. Wants Pension 'Double Dippers' RevealedFort Worth Democrat Lon Burnam wants to stop the hidden perk of pension 'double dipping', reserved exclusively for elected officials, and he plans to file legislation that would reveal which Texas politicians are doing it.
Tarrant County Officials Want Answers From Austin Over Transporation MoneyTarrant County judge Glen Whitley is demanding answers from state lawmakers over money for transportation projects in North Texas.
Crisis In The Classroom: 'Worst Case Scenario' Sends Districts ScramblingOn Jan. 18, school district officials got their first view of the preliminary state budget for 2012-2013 and noticed a gaping hole where revenue for public education is usually assigned: $9.3 billion was chopped out of it.
State Rep Fielding Income Tax Questions
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