At least three Texas state representatives opted not to attend a reception at the Governor's Mansion this week rather than submit to new security procedures requiring that even legislators submit to background checks to gain access.Full Story
Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday voiced his support for revamping the state's newly implemented student assessment system.Full Story
For this week's nonscientific survey of insiders in government and politics, we asked about which civic problems are most important in the country and the state, how things are going and about Rick Perry.Full Story
Your evening reading: Cornyn draws Tea Party challenger; Perry heckled over Medicaid during speech in D.C.; hundreds rally at state Capitol for immigration reformFull Story
Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s about-face on a key component of federal health care reform has turned attention toward Texas and Gov. Rick Perry.Full Story
If the pressure to expand Medicaid is getting to Gov. Rick Perry — now seven Republican governors, including his friend Rick Scott in Florida, support accepting federal dollars to cover poor adults — he’s not letting on.
The Joint Oversight Committee on Higher Education Governance, Excellence and Transparency, created in 2011 amid controversy surrounding the leadership of university system regents, will be renewed this session.Full Story