A previously tame special session looks likely to end in a burst of political fireworks.Full Story
Texas has allocated $5 million toward its battle to get more Rio Grande river water from New Mexico. Already, Texas has hired a California lawyer to represent it against New Mexico in the U.S. Supreme Court.Full Story
U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego, D-Alpine, is asking the state comptroller to update a study on the fiscal impact of Texas' population of undocumented immigrants.
A complaint being filed with the U.S. Department of Justice seeks to declare that a Dallas County court’s process of prosecuting truancy as a crime is unconstitutional. But officials in the county say the initiative has been a model of success.Full Story
After a relatively calm regular session, Gov. Rick Perry is flexing his partisan muscles as the special session presses on. Redistricting, abortion-related issues and a threat to cut off state funding for the Public Integrity Unit are ratcheting up tensions.
Ben, Evan, Ross and Emily discuss the new items that Gov. Rick Perry has added to the special session agenda, redistricting and Texas Monthly's just-released list of the best and worst lawmakers for 2013.Full Story
High school students won't have to retake standardized exams they failed in the six subjects that newly signed House Bill 5 eliminates from the state's testing requirements, the Texas Education Agency announced Wednesday.Full Story
Your evening reading: FEMA denies more aid to West; Texas Monthly releases Best and Worst Legislators list; Senate vote on redistricting set for FridayFull Story
After the Federal Emergency Management Agency said it would not provide additional funds to help the town of West, Gov. Rick Perry said he hoped President Obama would work with the state to assist the town.Full Story
Two days after Gov. Rick Perry added transportation funding to the special session agenda, the Senate Finance Committee debated a bill that would increase road dollars by slowing the flow of money into the state's Rainy Day Fund.Full Story
The Legislature's top budget writers have penned a letter to The Wall Street Journal questioning the figures in a recent editorial that urged Gov. Rick Perry to veto the state budget.Full Story