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He and other lawmakers, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and most of the police and fire associations called the compromise a victory.

One has only to look at the tape to conclude that RPT Chairman Tom Mechler has failed in his charge. The post Conservatives Grow Increasingly Frustrated with Mechler appeared first on Empower Texans.

Toyota newcomers, welcome to Texas

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It's been likened to debtor's prison and called a form of double jeopardy. Cited as a source of emotional distress and reason for lost jobs, perhaps the only thing that Texas's Driver Responsibility Program has going for it is that it helps to fund ...

Roger was a loving husband to me, to his son Zachary, and a loyal friend to many. During a career that stretched over more than five decades, his work in entertainment, in politics, and in news affected the lives of many millions. [...] even as we ...

By J. David McSwane The Dallas Morning News Originally published May 18, 2017 AUSTIN – Hopes of strengthening the Texas Continue Reading →

After Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick threatens to force a special session, chambers emphasize their opposition

Senate colleagues said that throughout the legislative session, the San Antonio senator’s work appeared unaffected by FBI probe

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Cornyn was top FBI choice for Trump

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White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and Attorney General Jeff Sessions recommended Sen. John Cornyn for the FBI director position last weekend, two Republicans familiar with the process told CNN Wednesday. One source said that Trump favored ...

Former FBI head Robert Mueller will oversee the probe into Trump-Russian connection.

Patrick Backs Straus Into a Corner

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Lieutenant governor threatens to force repeated special sessions unless his agenda is passed. The post Patrick Backs Straus Into a Corner appeared first on Texas Monthly.

Mega-spending financed by the community college’s voter-approved mega-bond begins in earnest. The post Collin College Kicks Off $600 Million Spending Spree appeared first on Empower Texans.

The Rundown, Carlos Uresti

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Weekly, we take a brief look at a lawmaker’s legislative activity, news items and donors from the previous election cycle. This week we look at Senator Carlos Uresti a San Antonio Democrat. News & Legislation Carlos Uresti was first ...

Given final approval 20-10 on Wednesday, the bill brings ride-hailing companies under Texas regulatory control and imposes fees.

Bill O'Reilly is taking up an offer from former FOX News colleague Glenn Beck to work together again. O'Reilly announced on his podcast that he will have a weekly spot on Beck's radio show.

The Texas Senate has preliminarily approved a bill eliminating straight-ticket voting statewide beginning in 2020.

Editor's note: If you'd like an email notice whenever we publish Ross Ramsey's column, click here. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick seems to have a better understanding of the House than House Speaker Joe Straus has of the Senate. The Senate got to work on ...

“The people don’t care how many sessions it takes for us to go home,” said Patrick. “They care whether they can stay in their homes.” The post Patrick Demands Texas House Pass Conservative Reforms or Face a Special Session appeared first ...

With the end of the regular session looming, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick threatened to force a special session unless the House passes two of his priorities, bills on property taxes and bathrooms.

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