The Brief: Top Texas News for Feb. 7, 2013

The Big Conversation

The sparring match between the governors of Texas and California is starting to take on tones of a full-blown rivalry.

The sniping started Monday, when Gov. Rick Perry announced a new radio ad campaign in California intended to lure businesses to Texas. 

"Building a business is tough, but I hear building a business in California is next to impossible," Perry says in the ad, which touts the state's "zero state income tax, low overall tax burden, sensible regulations and a fair legal system."

California Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, responded on Tuesday with a colorful retort ...

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