Legislative sessions lag along and then, suddenly, seem to catch traction and start. Plenty of people have been busy, but now, with 12 weeks left in the regular session, lots of people are getting busy.
For the latest installment of our nonscientific survey of political and policy insiders, we asked what it would mean to make deep cuts to public education, as proposed by the House, the Senate and the governor.
A House committee may vote this week to spend more than $4 billion of the state's Rainy Day Fund to help close the state's current budget gap. As the fight heats up over whether to draw from the $9.4 billion fund, Matt Largey of KUT News takes a look at where all that money came from anyway.
The U.S. Supreme Court has given Texas death row inmate Hank Skinner another chance at getting DNA testing done on evidence he says could prove he did not kill his live-in girlfriend and her two sons in 1993.
The Association of American Universities, widely considered the gatekeeper to coveted tier-one status, has strongly criticized the Texas A&M University System's new policy of tracking the money spent on and generated by each individual professor.