Texas Lawmakers Grill Uber Executives On Ride-Hauling RulesTexas lawmakers grilled Uber executives over safety concerns during a hearing for a bill that would set statewide regulations for ride-hailing firms.
States Differ On Need For Bitcoin OversightThe Texas Food and Beverage Commission approved bitcoin as an acceptable form of payment for food and alcohol, and Gov.-elect Greg Abbott accepted bitcoin campaign donations.
North Texas City Considers Regulating E-Cigarette StoresIn just the past few months, Richardson city leaders say one kind of business seems especially interested in setting up shop -- e-cigarette retailers. Currently there are eight of the stores in the city.
Supporters Gather For Global Marijuana March In Fort Worth A few hundred marchers peacefully made their way through downtown Fort Worth on Saturday supporting the Global Marijuana March.
Safety Rules Limited For Small Fertilizer Plants There were no sprinklers. No firewalls. No water deluge systems. Inspections were rare at the fertilizer company in West that exploded and killed at least 14 people. This is not unusual.
Texas GOP Vows To Fight Feds Over Energy RegulationSome state GOP leaders vow to keep fighting the feds over what they call "aggressive" regulations in the energy sector that drives the Texas economy.
Another Payday Lending Reform Bill Waits For Governor PerryA payday lending reform bill, dealing with limited state regulation of the industry for the first time, is already sitting on Governor Perry’s desk. Now, a second bill, calling for full disclosure of all of the loan terms, is headed his way.
State Lawmakers Debate Payday Loan Company RegulationSome payday lenders say they will leave the state if new regulations are passed. There are several proposed Senate bills that would put limits on interest rates and fees charged by the lenders.