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AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Nov. 20 extended the disaster declaration for counties affected by Hurricane Harvey. Some 60 counties are included and they will continue to be eligible for … more
Former lawmakers and legislative aides have told The Texas Tribune that sexual harassment regularly goes unchecked at the state Capitol. more
College in Texas will become a little more expensive in 2018. more
A federal district judge handed a victory to abortion rights groups Wednesday when he struck down part of a Texas law curbing access ... more
In 2013, the Texas Legislature passed a law allowing for the drug testing of certain out-of-work Texans applying for unemployment. Republicans say politics is the reason they haven't been able to … more
State transportation leaders said late Thursday they will drop plans for using an accounting maneuver to get around a constitutional prohibition on some toll projects. more
Top Texas lawmakers have called for reviews of sexual harassment policies at the state Capitol following reports detailing how current procedures ... more
Vice President Mike Pence pressed the White House's case for a major tax code overhaul by the end of the year during a speech Wednesday ... more

Gov. Greg Abbott and leaders of the Texas Legislature on Nov. 9 announced the approval of $90 million in emergency state funding to help Hurricane Harvey disaster-declared counties pay for the removal of debris. 

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U.S. Sen. John Cornyn announced the release of bipartisan legislation Thursday aimed at strengthening the federal background check database ... more
Gage Kemp was 17 when he first became homeless. “The home I grew up in, there was a lot of drug abuse and violence, and I got bullied a lot,” Kemp said. more
Texas leaders are calling for a review of sexual harassment policies at the state Legislature following a Texas Tribune story detailing ... more
After Kelly Unterburger and his girlfriend were pulled over for speeding in 2011, a state trooper searched the car ... more
Disgust overwhelmed her when she felt his tongue on her hand. A Capitol staffer, she had been at a large party celebrating the end of a legislative session a few years ago ... more
The 2018 election season is officially underway in Texas. Candidate filing began Saturday for next year's March 6 primaries ... more
When 16-year-old Adán Zylberberg was in need of a book about Malcolm X for an ethnic studies project, Elizabeth Close handed him a copy of "Malcolm X: A Graphic Biography," which brought to life … more
Vice President Mike Pence is coming to Austin next week to address Republican governors' yearly meeting, according to the group.  Pence, the former Indiana governor, will deliver a speech Nov. 15 … more
All seven constitutional amendments on the statewide ballot were approved by Texas voters, according to results released Tuesday evening by the Texas Secretary of State’s office.  With … more
Attorneys for the state of Texas are set to head back before the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans on Tuesday to defend the state’s new immigration enforcement law, Senate Bill 4, … more
AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Oct. 27 filed a brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a lower court ruling that required nine of the state’s 150 House districts to be … more
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