This week in the Texas Weekly Newsreel: Gov. Rick Perry and others are traveling the state encouraging voters to approve water funding, first lady Anita Perry makes news with her views on abortion and Wendy Davis makes if official.Full Story
James Richard "Rick" Perry, the longest-serving governor in Texas history, was sworn in as the state's 47th chief executive on Dec. 21, 2000, replacing then-Gov. George W. Bush upon his ascendancy to the White House. Perry was elected to a four-year term in 2002 and re-elected in 2006 and 2010. On July 8, 2013, Perry announced he would not ...
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.
Your evening reading: Perry dismisses criticism of Maryland gun factory tour; Cruz praises Boehner for advancing effort to defund Obamacare; Abbott unlikely to sue over San Antonio ordinanceFull Story
Allison Castle, the governor's communications director, is leaving for a job at the Texas Department of Insurance.Full Story
Your evening reading: Perry supporters launching new national group; Stockman invites Obama-mocking rodeo clown to Texas; Senate candidate attacks Davis in new video adFull Story
For this week's nonscientific survey of insiders in politics and government, we asked about the two Texans who might figure into the Republican presidential race in 2016, and about the future face of the Texas GOP.Full Story
While most Americans do in fact have an opinion on the Affordable Care Act, to say that they understand it — at all, let alone “all too well” — runs contrary to the data currently available.
The federal government is open to expanding Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act in a way that is “uniquely Texan,” Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Thursday in Austin.
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
Despite broad bipartisan support, lawmakers have been unsuccessful this year in their efforts to pass a bill issuing tuition revenue bonds to fund campus construction. Another special session may provide them with an opportunity to try again.
For this week's non-scientific survey of insiders in politics and government, we asked about the governor's intentions — and chances — in a 2016 presidential race and about the prospects for John Cornyn and Greg Abbott in 2014.Full Story