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Thousands gathered at the Texas State Capitol in Austin on March 12, 2011 to protest budget cuts to public schools. (credit: Joel Thomas/KTVT/KTXA)

Texas House Rejects Education Cuts

The Texas House has voted against a budget bill that slashes $4 billion from public education, throwing the special session into disarray a day before its expected conclusion.

06/28/2011

Texas State Capitol

State House OKs Lower Pay & Furloughs For Teachers

School districts will be able to pay public school teachers less and furlough them without pay beginning in 2012 under a bill passed by the House on Thursday.

06/16/2011

A woman takes a photo of the Texas Senate chamber during the 82nd Legislative session. (credit: Ben Sklar/Getty Images)

Clock Ticking For Schools On State Budget

With five full days remaining in the legislative session, the financial crisis in the classroom may be going from bad to worse.

05/25/2011

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.

05/21/2011

Texas State Capitol

Texas House Passes Final Version Of Voter ID Bill

The Texas House passed hotly debated legislation Monday requiring voters to show photo identification before casting ballots, sending to Gov. Rick Perry’s desk a measure he declared an “emergency” item for the legislative session.

CBSDFW.COM–05/16/2011

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‘Romeo & Juliet’ Sex Offender Bill Waits For Perry’s Signature

A ‘Romeo & Juliet’ bill, that would keep teenagers convicted of statutory rape from being put on the Sex Offender Registry, is waiting for Governor Perry’s signature.

05/12/2011

Texas State Capitol

Texas House Votes To Block Family Planning Funds

The Texas House resolved not to compromise on cutting spending for family planning programs or to avoid tapping the Rainy Day Fund.

05/06/2011

Texas State Capitol

Committee Approves Redistricting Map With More Hispanic Seats

Hispanics would get more political power under a redistricting proposal approved Tuesday by a Texas House committee.

CBSDFW.COM–04/19/2011

A woman takes a photo of the Texas Senate chamber during the 82nd Legislative session. (credit: Ben Sklar/Getty Images)

House Set To Finish Consideration, Vote On Budget

They’ve covered education and health care services for the poor, but the Texas House is ready to slog through every other state agency before voting on the next state budget.

04/03/2011

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Legislature Roundup

AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM) – KRLD’s Austin Bureau chief Robert wood has a look at what’s making news around the capitol during the early days of the 82nd Legislature. Voter ID Bill Likely There appears to be […]

01/19/2011

The Texas State Capitol building. (credit: Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images)

Fight Looms After Texas Gets 4 New U.S. House Seats

A surge of Hispanic residents and other population gains have Texas poised to add more congressional clout than any other state, but a partisan fight now looms over exactly where the new seats should go.

CBSDFW.COM–12/22/2010

The Texas State Capitol building. (credit: Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images)

Switch Gives Texas GOP Critical 100-Seat Majority

The general election was more than a month ago, yet the Republican tidal wave keeps getting bigger in Texas.

12/14/2010

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