Gov. Abbott Vetoes 50 Mostly Low-Profile BillsOne surprise was Abbott blocking a Republican-backed proposal that youngsters be instructed on how to avoid sexual abuse. 
Senate To Vote On Defense Bill As White House Warns Of VetoThe Senate is set to vote on a $602 billion defense policy bill that the White House says President Barack Obama will veto.
OK Governor Vetoes Bill Criminalizing Performing AbortionsIn vetoing the measure, Gov. Fallin said it was vague and would not withstand a legal challenge.
State Officials: Gov. Abbott's Budget Vetoes May Be InvalidLine-items vetoes made by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott are being questioned by state budget officials, who said Tuesday that the new Republican governor appeared to cut spending in ways that are beyond his constitutional power.
Congress Clears Keystone XL Pipeline Bill, Setting Up VetoThe Republican-controlled Congress approved a bill Wednesday to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, setting up a confrontation with President Barack Obama, who has threatened to veto the measure.
Governor Perry Calls Charges Unconstitutional, Asks Judge To Dimiss CaseGovernor Perry vows to fight every chance he gets. On Monday, his lawyers put it in writing. They filed a 60 page motion to dismiss the felony charges against him calling state statutes overly vague and unconstitutional.
No Arrest Warrant Being Issued For Gov. Perry A judge has decided not to issue an arrest warrant for Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a court official said Monday, meaning the Republican can continue traveling the country and gearing up for a possible 2016 presidential run despite being indicted on two felony counts of abuse of power.
Gov. Perry Says Indictment Is Outrageous, Abuse Of Power Perry spoke a day after a grand jury indicted the Republican on two felony counts of abuse of power for making good on a veto threat.
Obama Sends Foreclosure Docs Bill Back To Congress