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New Texas Gov. Wants To Abolish Emerging Technology Fund
Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday that the Texas Emerging Technology Fund, his predecessor’s pet program, should be abolished.
Ethics Probe Against New Texas Attorney General Closed
Texas public corruption prosecutors have closed their investigation into possible ethics violations against the state’s new attorney general.
Study: Texas Youth Crime Falls After Juvenile Justice Shift
Youth crime in Texas fell after a shift away from sending young offenders to state detention facilities, a study says.
Ask Muslim Visitors To Recite Pledge, Local State Rep. Tells Staff
Central Texas freshman state Rep. Molly White was not in Austin Thursday during Texas Muslim Capitol Day, but left instructions for her staff that included asking them to declare allegiance to the U.S.
Perry: Felony Case Won’t Delay 2016 Preparations
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry Wednesday said his ongoing abuse-of-power case won’t delay his preparations for a possible bid for the White House.
Texas Lawmaker Confronted By Gun Rights Group Gets Security
Additional security is being provided for a Texas state lawmaker whom members of a gun rights group confronted.
Judge Refuses To Throw Out Case Against Ex-Gov. Rick Perry
A Texas judge Tuesday refused to throw out an abuse-of-power case against former Gov. Rick Perry.
Draft Texas Senate Budget Promises $4 Billion In Tax Cuts
The Texas Senate Tuesday unveiled a draft budget that promises $4 billion in tax cuts.
Perry To Visit With South Carolina Republicans
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is headed to South Carolina.
Central Texas Senators Say Campus Gun Bill Has Votes To Pass
Two Central Texas state senators say their campus gun bill has the votes it needs to pass.
Gun Rights Activists Rally In Austin
Gun rights activists rallied Monday in Austin.
Open Carry, School Choice On Tap In Austin
Open carry and school choice are two issues on tap in Austin.
Abbott Rewards Donors, Patrick Chalks Up A Victory
Newly-inaugurated Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has rewarded some of his major donors and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick scored a victory as he made good on a campaign promise.
Patrick Appoints Senate Committees; Pushes Democrats Aside Further
Newly inaugurated Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced committee appointments Friday that further shove aside Senate Democrats.
Texas Supreme Court Will Hear School Finance Case
The Texas Supreme Court will hear the state’s sweeping school finance case.
Republicans End 70-Year-Old Texas Senate Rule, Strengthen Power
Republican lawmakers ended a 70-year-old tradition Wednesday in a vote that ensures they’ll control nearly every major vote in the Texas Senate.
Abbott Inaugurated Tuesday; Ceremony Kicks Off $4.5M Party
Gov.-elect Greg Abbott took the oath of office Tuesday morning in Austin in a ceremony that kicks off $4.5 million worth of festivities.
Bible Used In Texas Inaugurations Under Scrutiny
The bible long used to swear in Texas governors may not have belonged to Sam Houston, evidence suggests.
Inauguration, Senate Rules Top Texas Legislature’s Agenda
The inauguration of a new governor and a tough Senate rules fight top the Texas Legislature’s agenda this week.
Painkiller-Addicted Infants Pose Painful, Costly Problem
The growing number of newborns addicted to painkillers poses a painful and costly problem in Texas and around the U.S.
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