Efforts to ban double dipping by longtime politicians went nowhere in the last legislative session. That could change now that the two leading candidates for governor have expressed support for banning the controversial practice.Full Story
Gov. Rick Perry has missed a legislative deadline to assemble a commission tasked with answering lingering questions about Texas' border with Oklahoma along Lake Texoma.Full Story
A 2011 settlement between U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Union Pacific could play a role in ending the current stalemate over the transfer of a Cameron County rail scanning machine.Full Story
The Automobile Club of Southern California is negotiating with the governor's office over a Texas Enterprise Fund grant. The company's CEO is a longtime contributor to Gov. Rick Perry.Full Story
Gov. Rick Perry discussed the fiscal policy differences between Texas and California at a luncheon hosted by the Texas Public Policy Foundation on Monday, Nov. 18.Full Story
This week in the Texas Weekly Newsreel: The federal government shutdown comes to an end, Gov. Rick Perry racks up sky miles with a trip to Israel and London, and a resignation in the state Senate starts a political land rush.Full Story
This week in the Texas Weekly Newsreel: Wendy Davis starts traveling the state, Rick Perry hits the road, too (for water funding), and John Cornyn wants the Tea Party to know he's right there with them.Full Story
Full video of my one-on-one with Anita Perry, the first lady of Texas, at the 2013 Texas Tribune Festival.Full Story
UPDATED: San Angelo's O.C. Fisher Reservoir, which after years of persistent drought is completely dry, served as the backdrop for Gov. Rick Perry's remarks Wednesday in support of a constitutional amendment to use $2 billion from the Rainy Day Fund toward water-planning initiatives.Full Story
At the 2013 Texas Tribune Festival, state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, gave the clearest indication yet of why and how she'd run for governor.Full Story
We liveblogged The 2013 Texas Tribune Festival's Keynote track, which included conversations with U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and state Sen. Wendy Davis, a talk on the Tea Party's goals and a session on efforts to turn Texas blue. Read the highlights here.Full Story
Texas first lady Anita Perry said Saturday that while there’s no daylight between her and her husband on abortion, it's not her job to judge women who undergo the procedure under state law.
UPDATED: The Innocence Project, joined Friday by Cameron Todd Willingham's stepmother and cousin, along with exoneree Michael Morton, cited new evidence in calling for an investigation of whether the state should posthumously pardon Willingham.Full Story
Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday said he had appointed Houston's Jeff Brown to an open spot on the Texas Supreme Court. Brown, a former state district judge, is currently a justice on Houston’s 14th Court of Appeals.Full Story
In a letter Thursday, state Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, says Gov. Rick Perry's move to establish strict rules for so-called health insurance navigators defies the intent of a law legislators passed this year.Full Story
Gov. Rick Perry, who has targeted Maryland as part of his ongoing campaign to lure out-of-state companies to the Lone Star State, went head to head with Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley on job creation on Wednesday.
As Gov. Rick Perry visits Maryland in his latest effort to recruit businesses to relocate to Texas, a Washington, D.C.-based group is taking aim at the governor’s trips and raising questions over how they are funded.
This week in the Texas Weekly Newsreel: The Texas Supreme Court gets a new chief justice, Gov. Rick Perry is headed to Maryland and a former Texas attorney general thinks the state might be entitled to billions more in tobacco settlement money.Full Story