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Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017

Sen. Ted Cruz Talks Incoming Administration

Sen. Ted Cruz Talks Incoming Administration

In Washington D.C., Senator Ted Cruz discusses the incoming administration and the effect it could have on Texas.

Sunday, Jan 15, 2017

Austin Focused on Abortion & Budget This Week

Austin Focused on Abortion & Budget This Week

From a court fight over abortion to a budget draft, a busy week lies ahead or Texas state lawmakers.

Friday, Jan 13, 2017

GOP Wants to End 'Californiazation' of Texas

GOP Wants to End 'Californiazation' of Texas

Republican lawmakers who decry the "Californiazation" of Texas are hoping court action will end bag bans many cities have adopted while stemming other local laws that they believe erode individual and economic...

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017

GOP Again Forces Texas Senate Change Increasing its Power

GOP Again Forces Texas Senate Change Increasing its Power

The Republican-controlled Texas Senate has voted for the second straight session to break with 70-plus years of past tradition and suspend a rule making it easier for Democrats to block hot-button legislation...

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017

Backlash in Texas Over Anti-LGBT Bill Begins with Author

Backlash in Texas Over Anti-LGBT Bill Begins with Author

Backlash over Texas' efforts to adopt anti-LGBT bathroom laws has begun, with a best-selling author snubbing lawmakers and Dallas civic leaders warning major sporting events could go elsewhere.

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017

Abbott Urges Unity Ahead of Potentially Contentious Session

Abbott Urges Unity Ahead of Potentially Contentious Session

Gov. Greg Abbott opened the Texas legislative session on Tuesday calling on lawmakers to put aside their differences, but they are unlikely to do so.

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017

Texas Legislature Opens 85th Session; Straus Named Speaker

Texas Legislature Opens 85th Session; Straus Named Speaker

Texas legislators opened the state's 85th Legislature Tuesday, the first time they've convened since June 2015.

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017

TX Lawmakers Face Cash Crunch, Bathroom Bill

TX Lawmakers Face Cash Crunch, Bathroom Bill

A cash crunch and a potential policy showdown over a North Carolina-style transgender bathroom bill are raising tensions as Texas lawmakers return to work Tuesday.

Monday, Jan 9, 2017

Texas Legislature Convenes with Smaller Budget Estimate

Texas Legislature Convenes with Smaller Budget Estimate

When the Texas Legislature convenes Tuesday in Austin, there will be less money for the budget than there was in the 2015 session.