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The Midday Brief: April 29, 2011

Senate Finance Committee chairman Sen. Steve Ogden, R-Bryan, looks for votes on CSSB1582  a spending bill on April 28, 2011.
Senate Finance Committee chairman Sen. Steve Ogden, R-Bryan, looks for votes on CSSB1582 a spending bill on April 28, 2011.

Your afternoon reading: budget could hit Senate on Monday; Zaffirini may let higher ed bill die; House committee OKs yacht tax break

The Midday Brief: April 28, 2011

Legislators review redistricting maps on the House floor.
Legislators review redistricting maps on the House floor.

Your afternoon reading: top redistricting fight moments; the U.S. Senate money race; Ogden says budget may have to wait until next week

The Brief: April 28, 2011

Texas Capitol
Texas Capitol

After a 16-hour debate that stretched past 2 a.m. this morning, House lawmakers gave early approval to a map that would reshape their political districts.

The Brief: April 27, 2011

Lt. Governor David Dewhurst (l), talks with Sen. Dan Patrick on the floor of the Texas Senate on April 18, 2011.
Lt. Governor David Dewhurst (l), talks with Sen. Dan Patrick on the floor of the Texas Senate on April 18, 2011.

The Senate will soon take up a budget bill with one proposal that has garnered some high-powered opposition.

The Brief: April 20, 2011

Students on the University of Texas at Austin campus.
Students on the University of Texas at Austin campus.

One of the most controversial figures in Texas higher education no longer works for the state's largest university system.

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