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Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst testifies on Capitol Hill. (credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Dewhurst Campaign Raised $3.3M In Late ’12

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst raised $3.33 million in late 2012, but his campaign only reports having $1.97 million cash-on-hand.

01/16/2013

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Texas Lt. Gov. Calls For Gun Training For Teachers

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has called for state-funded specialized firearms training for teachers and administrators to guard against school shootings.

01/11/2013

Texas Governor Rick Perry addresses a U.S. Chamber of Commerce summit on "the role of free enterprise in job creation" on May 3, 2010 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Governor Perry Seeks Public Input For Ideas On Cutting Taxes

By many accounts, Texas is already the best state in which to do business. Governor Rick Perry says he wants to cut business taxes further.

CBS 11–01/09/2013

Republican Presidential hopeful and Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks at a function. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Perry: No Promises To Restore ’11 Budget Cuts

Gov. Rick Perry is making no promises that Texas will roll back any of the deep state spending cuts imposed during past economic doldrums — not even $5.4 billion sliced from public schools.

01/09/2013

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Gov. Perry Calls For Tax Cuts, Conservative Spending During 83rd Legislative Session

83rd State Legislative session gets underway in Austin with a long list of priorities.

CBS 11–01/08/2013

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Texas Comptroller To Release Budget Estimate

Republican Comptroller Susan Combs on Monday releases her biennial revenue estimate — the crucial number that sets the limit on what lawmakers can spend for 2014 and 2015.

01/07/2013

Vials to be used to collect samples for drug and alcohol testing. (credit: Ron Wurzer/Getty Images)

Drug Tests For Texas Welfare & Unemployment Applicants?

Top Texas republicans are calling for some legal changes to the state’s welfare and unemployment benefit programs. Governor Rick Perry and Lt. Governor David Dewhurst want to require mandatory drug screenings for applicants.

CBSDFW.COM–11/13/2012

Texas Gov. Rick Perry addresses the the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) February 9, 2012 in Washington, DC. Thousands of conservative activists are attending the annual gathering in the nation's capital.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Perry’s Re-Election Decision Months Away

Texas Governor Rick Perry says he will announce whether he’s running for re-election next June

CBS 11–09/21/2012

Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst testifies on Capitol Hill. (credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Dewhurst Mum On Future After U.S. Senate Loss

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is keeping his future political plans to himself after losing the U.S. Senate runoff to tea party darling Ted Cruz.

08/03/2012

Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst testifies on Capitol Hill. (credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Dewhurst: Despite Loss, ‘Will Never Stop Fighting’

Dewhurst told supporters Tuesday in Houston that his campaign “got beat up a little bit, but we never gave up.”

07/31/2012

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Voter Turnout Mixed At Texas Polling Places

Voter turnout appears mixed at several polling stations across Texas on primary runoff election day.

07/31/2012

U.S. Senate Candidates Ted Cruz, left, and Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst shake hands before their televised debate in Dallas, Texas,  Friday, June 22, 2012.  Cruz and Dewhurst are locked in a runnoff fight for the Republican nomination to fill Texas' open U.S. Senate seat. ( AP Photo/Pool/LM Otero)

Republican Senate Run-Off: A Fight To The Finish

The Republican run-off for the soon to be vacated U.S. Senate seat in Texas has become a fight between the state’s Republican political establishment and the Republican grassroots.

07/30/2012

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