On this week's edition of WFAA-TV's Inside Texas Politics, host Jason Whitely, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Bud Kennedy and Tribune Executive Editor Ross Ramsey talk about what's next for outgoing Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst.Full Story
Texas' first governor to use a wheelchair will move into a mansion built 134 years before ADA accessibility requirements. But thanks to an arsonist’s Molotov cocktail, the home needs only minor fixes.Full Story
Little known outside the halls of Texas government, Daniel Hodge has become one of its more powerful behind-the-scenes figures. That's only becoming more true: He's expected to serve a key role in the new governor's administration.Full Story
The special prosecutor pressing criminal charges against Gov. Rick Perry will not be disqualified from the case over questions around the oath of office he took. A judge ruled Tuesday that the prosecutor was properly sworn into office.
A new batch of statewide officeholders is preparing to take over Texas government, throwing the "who you know" politics of the Capitol into turmoil. But the biggest change is the Legislature's chance to reassert its traditional power.Full Story
During a phone call Friday, President Obama congratulated Gov. Rick Perry and other Texas officials on reaching a major milestone in the state's fight against Ebola.
After Tuesday's general election, political observers will examine voter turnout and exit poll data, seeking insights into where Texas is politically, and where it may be headed.Full Story
State Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic candidate for governor, says Attorney General Greg Abbott, her Republican opponent, intentionally used the power of his office to hide misspending in the troubled Texas Enterprise Fund.Full Story
In Texas, reports of loose oversight over hundreds of millions of dollars in economic development funds, cancer research grants and plain old tax money are fueling pointed criticism from both the left and the right.Full Story
A lawsuit filed by an Austin lawyer is arguing that Gov. Rick Perry and Comptroller Susan Combs had no authority to spend taxpayer money on criminal defense attorneys for the governor, who is fighting an indictment.Full Story
Several conservative writers had made a connection between the death of comedian Joan Rivers and Texas' regulation of abortion clinics before Gov. Rick Perry's comment on the matter Sunday.Full Story
Gov. Rick Perry, speaking on Sunday at The Texas Tribune Festival, said he still supports a Texas law that grants in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants. He also said he would not decide whether he was going to run for president until 2015.Full Story
It can be jarring for a political movement built around restraining the legal system to spawn a collection of officeholders eager to use the courts to get their way.Full Story
At a news conference Friday, Gov. Rick Perry said he has asked President Obama to ban air travel from West African countries fighting outbreaks of the Ebola virus, with exceptions for aid workers.Full Story
A state audit found the governor's office amended Texas Enterprise Fund awards given to private firms 36 times between 2003 and 2013, often in an effort to reduce the penalties the firms had to pay for falling short of job creation goals.Full Story
The keynote track at the 2014 Texas Tribune Festival featured interviews with several Texas elected officials and candidates, as well as a pair of panel discussions. Listen to audio of each session.
Thanks to a tough examination from the State Auditor's Office, the Texas Enterprise Fund has become an election issue. But it was an issue before now, and will be an issue during the next legislative session.Full Story
As Gov. Rick Perry enters the last months of his 14 years in the state's top job, his troubles are piling up and the allies and colleagues who have often rallied to his side are turning their attention to other things.Full Story
During a Tuesday appearance on MSNBC's Morning Joe, Gov. Rick Perry said he would be better prepared than he was in 2012 if he decides to run for president again in 2016. He said his poor health contributed to his poor performance.Full Story