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If the state needs money to balance its budget, it should look first to sin taxes on gambling, alcohol and marijuana.
The major party gubernatorial candidates' 30-day campaign reports are now available online, offering political observers more detail about their fundraising from July 1 to Sept. 23.
In partial campaign finance filings released today, Democratic gubernatorial nominee Bill White's campaign reports raising $4.68 million and has $2.75 million in cash left to spend.
Film crews tweet the darndest things...
In the latest poll from Rasmussen Reports, Gov. Rick Perry maintains a 6-point lead over his Democratic challenger, Bill White.
The Texas Farm Bureau is staying out of the general election for governor, endorsing none of the major or minor candidates.
In a rare campaign trail policy announcement on Wednesday, Gov. Rick Perry threw his support behind an effort to pass more extensive tort reform legislation.
He may still be recovering after a near-fatal four-wheeler accident this summer, but Steve Mostyn's in a fightin' mood.