Texas debt

Texas ranks low in financial transparency, watchdog group says

Texas received mediocre scores for financial transparency from a government watchdog group due to factors like what information is being released to the public,...
Texas Department of Public Safety

Bill would end vehicle inspections and program to pressure drivers on...

State Sen. Bob Hall has filed a bill to do away with two programs that peeve millions of Texans: vehicle safety inspections and driver...
Susan Combs

Hard to tell what advocacy group is doing with millions in...

Former state Comptroller Susan Combs found herself out of office in 2015, sitting on $5.6 million in campaign finance funds.  She left the door...

Texas AG says school districts can’t pressure their vendors not to...

Texas school districts can’t legally refuse to do business with vendors just because those companies also work with charter schools or other organizations that...
Texas Capital

Don’t understand the legislative process? Consider the pecan weevil

Among the more than 600 bills already filed and ready for consideration when the Texas Legislature convenes on Jan. 8, House Bill 32 could...
video

Bonnen likely to be next House Speaker, Sunset Commission says windstorm...

State Rep. Dennis Bonnen, barring something unforeseen, will be the next speaker of the Texas House, Rice University political science professor Mark Jones said...
paid sick leave

Appellate court finds sick leave law violates Texas Constitution, sends case...

A three-justice 3rd Court of Appeals panel on Friday ruled the City of Austin’s ordinance forcing businesses to provide paid sick leave to all...
Paul Pressler

Sexual abuse claims against former lawmaker Pressler dismissed

The sexual abuse claims against former Texas House member and judge Paul Pressler have been dismissed. Harris County District Judge R.K. Sandill dismissed the claims...
Texas court

Democrats won big in Texas appellate court races

Democrats now hold majorities in half of the state’s 14 appellate courts after taking over 30 seats last week, mostly in metropolitan areas. The party’s...