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Lt. Governor David Dewhurst

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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

Governor Rick Perry and Lt. Governor David Dewhurst making calls on behalf of Dewhurst's senate campaign the day before his runoff election with rival Ted Cruz. (Jack Fink/CBSDFW)

Dewhurst and Cruz Campaigns Bring Out Political Heavyweights In Final Day Before Run-Off

Late Monday afternoon, Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst and Governor Rick Perry called potential supporters to vote in Tuesday’s Republican run-off for U-S Senate seat.

07/30/2012

Ted Cruz (credit: Ted Cruz Campaign)

Tea Party Cavalry Rides Into Texas To Support Cruz

Tea party superstars from across the country are converging on Texas in hopes of helping grassroots darling and U.S. Senate hopeful Ted Cruz pull off an upset that had long seemed unthinkable against the mainstream Republican choice Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst.

07/25/2012

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

Group Makes $1.5 Million Ad Buy Against Dewhurst

Conservative activist group Club for Growth has bought $1.5 million in television and radio ads attacking Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in his bid for the Senate.

07/12/2012

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Fight Or No Fight Over Senate Rules? That Is The Question

The Texas Senate will decide if Democrats have some power after all this legislative session.

CBSDFW.COM–01/15/2011

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