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If Court Says No, Texans Would Lose Insurance Subsidies
Texans insured under the Affordable Care Act have a big stake in the Supreme Court challenge to the law.
Perry’s Attorneys Ask Appeals Court To Toss Felony Case
Attorneys for former Texas Gov. Rick Perry have asked a state appeals court to dismiss felony abuse-of-power charges against the possible 2016 presidential candidate.
Conservatives Take Aim At UT System Regents Appointments
Conservatives are taking aim at Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's first appointments to the UT System Board of Regents.
Texas Tea Party Lawmaker Concerned About Tuition Bill
A Texas tea party lawmaker is concerned that his bill repealing in-state tuition for some students in the country illegally hasn’t been referred to a House committee.
Rabbi Who Presided Over Gay Wedding Leads Texas House In Prayer
The rabbi who presided over the state’s first and so far only same-sex marriage led the Texas House in prayer Wednesday.
Texas Senate OKs Road Funding Measure
A Texas Senate committee has approved a plan to use some vehicle sales tax revenue to fund roadwork.
Eight More Sentenced In Texas County Corruption Probe
Eight more people have been sentenced in a corruption probe involving a Texas county.
Texas Lt. Gov. Urges Support In Fight To Protect Marriage
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick urged a gathering of religious and social conservatives to support efforts to oppose abortion and protect marriage.
Top State Senators Promise $4.6 Billion In Tax Cuts
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and the chair of the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday promised $4.6 billion in property and business tax cuts.
Prosecutor Alleges Facts Not In Indictments, Perry’s Lawyers Say
A prosecutor is alleging facts not contained in the indictment against former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Perry’s lawyers say.
In Austin: A Gay Rights Win, STAAR Under Fire Again
This week in Austin, gay rights supporters chalked up a win and the controversial State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness exam was again under fire.
Texas AG Warns Of “Legal Chaos” After Same-Sex Marriage
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Friday warned of “legal chaos” if the marriage of a lesbian couple in Austin isn’t declared void.
"Enjoy A Tasty Steak And Sweet Tea," Texas Ag. Commissioner Says
The state's agriculture commissioner blasted a federal advisory panel's recommendation that Americans consume less red meat and fewer sugary drinks, encouraging Texans instead to "enjoy a tasty steak and sweet tea for dinner."
Texas County Corruption Probe Leads To 2 More Arrests
The FBI arrested a current and a former elected county official Friday in Texas in an ongoing corruption probe.
Texas Supreme Court Issues Stay Against Same-Sex Marriages
The Texas Supreme Court Thursday issued a stay halting any further same-sex marriages after a lesbian couple was married earlier in the day in Travis County.
Texas AG Requests Review Of Same-Sex Marriage Ruling
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is asking the state Supreme Court to review a probate judge’s order that found the state’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional.
About 1.2 Million Texans Sign Up Through Health Exchange
About 1.2 million Texans signed up or re-enrolled for health insurance through the federal marketplace.
Faith Leaders Meet With Texas Lawmakers On Marriage Equality
Dozens of faith leaders who support marriage equality were meeting with Texas lawmakers after a rally Tuesday in Austin.
Abbott Delivers First State Of State Address
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott delivered his first State of the State Address Tuesday, telling legislators that border security, education, and ethics bills are emergency items that require prompt action.
Texas Mayors Unhappy About Attempt To Cap Municipal Revenue
The mayors of the state’s largest cities aren’t happy about efforts by Republican lawmakers in Austin to cap municipal revenues.
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