Tribpedia: Bill Callegari

The Brief: April 23, 2014

Gov. Rick Perry holds his Texas driver's license and his wallet as he heads to a west Austin early voting site on October 30, 2013.
Gov. Rick Perry holds his Texas driver's license and his wallet as he heads to a west Austin early voting site on October 30, 2013.

Gov. Rick Perry continued to work to get Travis County DA Rosemary Lehmberg to resign even after following through on the threat to veto money for the Public Integrity Unit.

State Rep. Doug Miller (c, at mike)R-New Braunfels, speaks on SB341 a San Antonio water district bill as Jim Keffer (l), R-Granbury and Bill Callegari (r) R-Houston, listen on Saturday May 21, 2011.
State Rep. Doug Miller (c, at mike)R-New Braunfels, speaks on SB341 a San Antonio water district bill as Jim Keffer (l), R-Granbury and Bill Callegari (r) R-Houston, listen on Saturday May 21, 2011.

Callegari Won't Seek Re-election in 2014

Katy Republican Bill Callegari said Monday he won't seek another term in the Texas House, bringing to 12 the number of state representatives who won't be up for re-election in 2014.

Sen. John Carona (r) R-Dallas, and Sen. Chris Harris (l), R-Dallas, listen to Sen. Eddie Lucio object to the the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) bill passed out of the Senate Business and Commerce Committee on June 22, 2011.
Sen. John Carona (r) R-Dallas, and Sen. Chris Harris (l), R-Dallas, listen to Sen. Eddie Lucio object to the the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) bill passed out of the Senate Business and Commerce Committee on June 22, 2011.

Campaign Roundup: The Week's Political News

State campaign news, candidate announcements, retirements and rumors from the past week.

A Tax Increase for Small Businesses?

Despite the prospect of a $21 billion budget shortfall, the governor, the lieutenant governor and several state lawmakers have insisted that the upcoming legislative session will be a "no-tax-increase session." But as Erika Aguilar of KUT News reports, small businesses in Texas could still end up paying more taxes.

And They're Off!

It's time to harvest the political speculations of the last several months: Democrats and Republicans have until January 4 to put their names on the ballots, or not, in anticipation of the March 2 primaries.