TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 2/4/13

In a decision sure to be appealed to the Texas Supreme Court, state district Judge John Dietz ruled Monday in favor of more than 600 school districts on all of their major claims against the state.

At Wednesday's TribLive conversation, House Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, held open the possibility of a compromise with the federal government on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, talked about the likelihood of withdrawals from the Rainy Day Fund and whether the state can meet its obligations under the spending cap, and reacted to this week's ruling on the school finance ...

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