Both Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott have shared tax returns for the last three years — but they seem to be the exception and not the rule when it comes to candidates disclosing what they make and what they pay in taxes.Full Story
In the end, the only electoral drama on Prop 6 was how quickly the wire services would make the call after the polls closed in El Paso.Full Story
Your evening reading: Perry calls Hall investigation "extraordinary political theater"; Patterson dismisses rumors of UN control of the Alamo as "horse hockey"; Cruz to make late night debut on LenoFull Story
A ruling by a federal judge on Monday thrust abortion politics and Texas back into the national spotlight.Full Story
Many statewide Republican candidates are running to the right to position themselves for the primaries, but the Speaker of the House enjoys a rarified position: An office with statewide reach that doesn't appear on the statewide ballot.Full Story
Texas legislators might eventually get the transportation funding bill the governor asked them for, but it's not the stuff parades are made of: They've already blown two chances.Full Story
Pleas from lawmakers failed to ward off an immediate third special session on transportation.Full Story
Texas politicians and institutions are getting much better marks from the state’s voters than the president and Congress, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.
Full video of Thursday's TribLive conversation about Texas Monthly's list of the Best and Worst Legislators, with Paul Burka, Erica Grieder, Sonia Smith and Brian D. Sweany.Full Story
For this week's nonscientific survey of insiders in politics and government, we asked for grades on the state's top leaders, on the House and Senate, about the heroes and goats of the session, and about how many legislators won't be back.Full Story
If Texas’ less-than-theatrical 83rd legislative session is remembered at all, it will be known for accords, not discord. Here's a look at top storylines from this session and what they could portend for the future.
Who is really in power in state government? According to the calendar, the clout is days away from moving firmly to the governor's office.Full Story
End-of-session dinners are commonplace for legislative committees at the end of the session, and they can be lavish affairs. One this week cost more than $22,000.Full Story
The House on Monday sent five members to negotiate a budget with the Senate, with instructions to avoid anything that looks like it would expand the state's Medicaid program.Full Story