Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks to delegates at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference, April 9, 2010. (credit: Cheryl Gerber/Getty Images)

State Water Conservation Bill Heads To Gov. Perry’s Desk

The Texas House has sent to the governor legislation that would offer land owners tax breaks for water conservation. It’s an incentive plan little-seen nationwide that comes as many parts of the state are struggling through a punishing drought.


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Can The Government Stay Open? Maybe

With a government shutdown just hours away, it seems the two sides are getting closer. But at the same time, they don’t.


Candidate's Ad Causes Stir

It’s extremely doubtful that any political ad has ever started with these words, but here it is. 


Congress Debates Volume for TV Commercials

Congress is now discussing loud commercials on television. The Senate has okayed a bill requiring TV stations and cable companies to keep commercials at the same volume as their programs.


Mondays with Carl (on Tuesday)

Monday nights at 8:05, nationally known political analyst Carl Jeffers joins me to talk about the biggest political stories of the week.  But, on Mondays we’re pre-empted for Monday Night Football, Carl joins me on […]


New Tier One Complication

A joint House and Senate Committee hears it won’t be easy to get more


Obama-Backed Senator And Tea Party Favorite Win

Colorado Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet successfully fended off a fierce primary challenge Tuesday, defeating rival Andrew Romanoff, who waged a relentless anti-establishment campaign.


Raising Caps For Workers Injuries

Should corporations be held more accountable for workers injuries? 


Cornyn Hopes Congress Feels Immigration Pressure

With parts of the Arizona immigration law on hold Senator John Cornyn hopes pressure will be increased on Congress to do something about immigration reform. 


Teacher Improvement Critical

A Senate Committee hears that school district’s must do a better job retaining top quality teachers,


Unemployment Benefits Extension Clears Hurdle

A bill to restore unemployment benefits to millions who have been out of work for more than six months has cleared a Senate hurdle.


Changes in Senate lead to Statewide Energy Plan Mandate

It’s musical chairs for Senate Committees.