is a reporting fellow for the Texas Tribune. Previously, Kirby worked as a politics reporter for the Tampa Bay Times, his hometown paper, and as a staff writer for the Duke Chronicle. He graduated from Duke in the spring of 2017 with an English degree and alarming levels of debt.
Legislation that would allow Texans to vote on whether cities in large counties can annex areas outside of their limits — a contentious issue that prompted a filibuster in May — got one step closer to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk Friday.
The Texas House tentatively approved two bills Thursday that will keep several state agencies from closing. The chamber is expected to give the measures final approval tomorrow, sending them to the governor.
The Texas House gave tentative and unanimous approval Thursday to a measure that would partially reverse a controversial cut to disabled children’s therapy services that was ordered by the 2015 Legislature.
After a proposal to give a property tax exemption to Purple Heart recipients hit a snag on the House floor Monday, a committee considered a more radical idea: eliminating school district property taxes altogether.
A congressional panel looking into whether U.S. Rep. Roger Williams improperly benefited from legislation he supported said its review found nothing that could lead to "a reasonable inference of improper conduct."
The Travis County District Attorney's office has told state Rep. Dawnna Dukes it would drop corruption charges against her if she agrees to resign from office and agree to a drug and alcohol assessment by the end of business Tuesday.
Congressmen Lamar Smith and Randy Weber wrote a letter to the U.S. Department of Treasury alleging that American environmental groups are being funded by Russia. Critics say the Texas Republicans are trying to divert attention from President Trump's Russia problems.
A year after the company that operates a portion of Texas highway with the country's fastest speed limit filed for bankruptcy, the firm has new ownership and has exited bankruptcy, company officials announced Wednesday.
President Donald Trump has yet to nominate candidates for a dozen positions at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller says his name has been floated for some of the vacancies.