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Back Behind Bars: Ex-Conn. Governor Sentenced to Prison Again

Back Behind Bars: Ex-Conn. Governor Sentenced to Prison Again

Former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland has been sentenced to 30 months in a campaign fraud case, 10 years to the day... Watch »

Mar 18, 2015
Open Carry Bill Goes to Texas House

Open Carry Bill Goes to Texas House

Members of the Texas House are debating proposals to allow concealed carry of handguns on college campuses and open... Watch »

Mar 18, 2015
Texas' Unusual Grand Jury System Under Scrutiny

Texas' Unusual Grand Jury System Under Scrutiny

Texas is under pressure to update it's grand jury system amid criticism that its grand juries sometimes include... Read »

Mar 17, 2015
Senate Plan Exempts Seniors' Standardized Test Scores

Senate Plan Exempts Seniors' Standardized Test Scores

Texas Senate approves allowing thousands of high school seniors to graduate despite failing one a standardized... Read »

Mar 17, 2015
Plan to Grade Schools A-F Heads to Senate

Plan to Grade Schools A-F Heads to Senate

A plan to rate public schools statewide by letter grades A through F is headed to the full Senate. Read »

Mar 17, 2015
Ill. Rep. Schock Resigns Amid Questions Over Spending

Ill. Rep. Schock Resigns Amid Questions Over Spending

Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock resigned from Congress Tuesday following questions surrounding misuse of funds in his... Watch »

Mar 17, 2015

Photos of Rep. Aaron Schock's "Downton Abbey" Office

Photos of Rep. Aaron Schock's (R-IL) new office in the Rayburn Office Building, which was designed to resemble the... View »

Mar 17, 2015
Gov. Abbott Letter to EPA Asks to Scrap Ozone Change

Gov. Abbott Letter to EPA Asks to Scrap Ozone Change

Gov. Greg Abbott has requested that the Environmental Protection Agency scrap plans to lower the national standard... Read »

Mar 16, 2015
Texas Senate Approves Open Carry of Handguns

Texas Senate Approves Open Carry of Handguns

The Texas Senate has given preliminary approval to allowing licensed open carry of handguns in the state. Read »

Mar 16, 2015
Cruz Hones Pitch as He Visits Rural Voters

Cruz Hones Pitch as He Visits Rural Voters

As he prepares for of his expected presidential campaign, Sen. Ted Cruz is hoping voters from rural New Hampshire... Read »

Mar 16, 2015
Panel Recommends Moving TX Public Integrity Unit

Panel Recommends Moving TX Public Integrity Unit

A Texas Senate committee has recommended moving state public corruption prosecutors out of the office of an... Read »

Mar 16, 2015
Paul's Road to 2016 is Not the Norm for GOP

Paul's Road to 2016 is Not the Norm for GOP

Any doubt that Rand Paul is charting his own course toward a Republican presidential run was surely put to rest at a... Read »

Mar 16, 2015
Senators Discuss Ban on Immigration

Senators Discuss Ban on Immigration "Sanctuary Cities"

State senators are renewing discussion on a divisive immigration bill banning so-called "sanctuary... Read »

Mar 16, 2015
Race to the Right: 2016 GOP Hopefuls' Conservative Tack

Race to the Right: 2016 GOP Hopefuls' Conservative Tack

Some of the top potential Republican presidential candidates are aggressively positioning themselves to the... Read »

Mar 16, 2015
Lone Star Politics: Sunday, March 15, 2015

Lone Star Politics: Sunday, March 15, 2015

This week on Lone Star Politics, we examine what the Texas Legislature has accomplished so far now that they are... Watch »

Mar 13, 2015
LSP: Why North Texas Congressman Voted Against DHS Funding

LSP: Why North Texas Congressman Voted Against DHS Funding

The fight over funding the Homeland Security Department is over, but questions remain about whether the fight should... Watch »

Mar 13, 2015
LSP: Should Mike Miles Stay As DISD Superintendent?

LSP: Should Mike Miles Stay As DISD Superintendent?

Questions continue to surround whether Mike Miles should stay on as DISD Superintendent. Watch »

Mar 13, 2015
Perry Touts Compromise, But Iran an Exception

Perry Touts Compromise, But Iran an Exception

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry was back in New Hampshire on Thursday touting his ability to compromise. Read »

Mar 12, 2015
Texas Lawmaker Drops Religious Freedom Proposal

Texas Lawmaker Drops Religious Freedom Proposal

A legislator has scrapped his proposal preventing the government from burdening a person's free exercise of religion... Read »

Mar 11, 2015
House Committee Hears 10 Bills on Truancy

House Committee Hears 10 Bills on Truancy

A small crowd of protesters has gathered in Grapevine to push for the release of a dashboard camera video in a fatal... Read »

Mar 11, 2015
 

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