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WASHINGTON: Paul Manafort and his long time associate Rick Gates have been indicted and has been instructed to turn themselves in TODAY to the FBI or be arrested publicly. News organizations are reporting that the two will be formally charged with ...

With hours to go until the end of the 85th Legislature's regular session, state lawmakers appear to be edging closer to overtime.

While most Texans slept early Sunday morning, dozens of opponents of the state’s new “sanctuary cities” law, including undocumented immigrants, protested loudly outside the Governor’s mansion. At 3 a.m. Sunday, around 50 protesters met in ...

Legislature poised to leave town with unfulfilled policy promises The post Grassroots Coalition Demands Policy Action appeared first on Empower Texans.

Gov. Greg Abbott, signing a gun bill into law, made a crack when he showed his bullet-riddled paper target to reporters and got some unexpected attention.

At the end of a rowdy legislative session, Straus said Saturday he’s ready to do it again.

The Legislature races toward the closing day of a session dominated by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, in which Straus was often forced to play defense but also had some wins

Both chambers of the Texas Legislature voted Saturday evening to approve a $217 billion, two-year budget that would boost funding for the state's beleaguered child welfare agency, increase the number of state troopers on the Texas-Mexico border and ...

It’s the silly season in the Texas Legislature, aka the last days of the session. For the last 137 days, our elected representatives have been in Austin spending taxpayer dollars and getting little done. Now that crunch time is here, the two ...

Editor's note: If you'd like an email notice whenever we publish Ross Ramsey's column, click here. In no particular order, here’s what a columnist might’ve tweeted on the last Saturday of the 85th Texas legislative session, if there ...

If you pay attention to the media, both in Texas and beyond, you’d think that the Lone Star State is on the verge of becoming a Democratic stronghold. I beg to differ but instead of writing a long, boring post about it, I’ll simply point ...

Editor's note: If you'd like an email notice whenever we publish Ross Ramsey's column, click here. Texans are going to find out over the Memorial Day weekend whether there is much difference between the way government works in Austin and the ...

Texas is the only state to have two Senators sign onto the controversial bill. The post Cruz And Cornyn Are Co-Sponsoring A Bill That Would Permanently Gut Net Neutrality appeared first on Texas Monthly.

The day after a Montana congressional candidate was charged with assaulting a reporter at his campaign headquarters, a Tarrant County tea party group tweeted, “BODY SLAM EVERY JOURNALIST #Gianforte.” The @NETarrantTea twitter account ...

Alfred “Skip” Nichols, the chief pilot and owner of the Heart of Texas Balloon Rides, shouldn’t have been flying on the morning of July 30, 2016, when he crashed and died along with 15 passengers. Austin American-Statesman

“They decided to cheat, they got caught,” said Harris County’s top election official. The post Two Democrat Poll Workers Plead Guilty to Voter Fraud appeared first on Empower Texans.

House Speaker Paul Ryan is calling for the Republican candidate in Montana's special House election to apologize after allegedly attacking a reporter.

SB 7 won unanimous approval from the Texas Legislature with all 30 Senators co-authoring the bill by Sen. Paul Bettencourt (R-Houston).

Governor Greg Abbott also discussed a wide range of issues impacting Texas this legislative session in a one-on-one interview.

The governor pressed lawmakers to send him bills that put “real constraints” on local property taxes and afford students “privacy, safety and security” with a bill that would restrict the public restrooms that can be used by transgender ...