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Governor Perry Indicted For Coercion For Veto Threat

Governor Rick Perry has been indicted for abuse of power after carrying out a threat to veto funding for state public corruption prosecutors.

08/15/2014

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Perry Wants Texas Voters To OK Water Referendum

Gov. Rick Perry is again urging voters to approve an amendment to the Texas Constitution that would use $2 billion from the state’s rainy day fund to pay for major water infrastructure projects.

10/09/2013

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Texas Guard Won’t Process Same-Sex Benefits

The Texas National Guard is refusing to process requests for benefits submitted by same-sex couples because of the state constitution’s definition of marriage.

09/03/2013

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Texas Lawmakers Boost State Spending

The Texas Legislature may not be spending quite like a drunken sailor, but lawmakers have certainly got the checkbook out as they work on the next state budget.

03/31/2013

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Trooper In Irving Body Cavity Search Lawsuit Suspended

A Texas State Trooper who was thrust into the spotlight Tuesday after dash camera video showing her giving body cavity searches to two women became public has been suspended.

12/19/2012

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Texas Schools Take Their Case To Court — Again

The sweeping school finance lawsuit going to trial Monday in Austin isn’t only about money.

10/21/2012

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10 Constitutional Amendments On November 8 Ballot

College students, veterans’ widows and land owners who conserve water could be among the beneficiaries if voters approve 10 proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution. Early voting has already started, with the final election day on Nov. 8.

10/30/2011

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Announces His Candidacy For The GOP Presidential Nomination

Perry Not Resigning During Presidential Campaign

Already a big name in Texas, Gov. and GOP primary candidate Rick Perry now faces the challenge of making an impression in the other 49 states.

08/14/2011