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The Evening Brief: Jan. 7, 2013

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs, citing a robust economy,  releases the Biennial Revenue Estimate showing that the state is projected to have over $100 billion available for spending in the next biennium.
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs, citing a robust economy, releases the Biennial Revenue Estimate showing that the state is projected to have over $100 billion available for spending in the next biennium.

Your evening reading: Combs delivers improved state budget news; Huffman to lead Senate Republican Caucus; Cornyn calls Hagel "profoundly wrong" on national security issues

The Brief: Jan. 7, 2013

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst on July 31, 2012, in Houston addressing the crowd at a watch party following the announcement that he lost the U.S. Senate runoff to Ted Cruz.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst on July 31, 2012, in Houston addressing the crowd at a watch party following the announcement that he lost the U.S. Senate runoff to Ted Cruz.

The approaching legislative session — now less than a day away — has pushed one politician squarely into the spotlight.

The Evening Brief: Jan. 4, 2012

Your evening reading: eight Texas Republicans vote against Sandy relief bill; Cornyn open to government shutdown in debt ceiling debate; Joaquin Castro elected president of freshman Democratic class

The Brief: Jan. 4, 2013

State Rep. David Simpson, R-Longview, on the House floor on June 29, 2011.
State Rep. David Simpson, R-Longview, on the House floor on June 29, 2011.

State Rep. David Simpson may be braving an uphill battle in the speaker's race, but now he's doing so with two more supporters at his side.

The Evening Brief: Jan. 2, 2013

U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess in Houston on Oct 19, 2012.
U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess in Houston on Oct 19, 2012.

Your evening reading: fiscal cliff deal leaves Texas Republicans stewing; congressman-elect says he won't vote for Boehner; Simmons' PAC fined over illegal donations

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