Off the Kuff
Budget deal reached
Top House and Senate negotiators agreed to a two-year budget for the state of Texas Friday that restores about $4 billion of $5.4 billion in cuts to public education made in 2011.
Fri May 17, 2013
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Latest Texas budget offer: $4B back to classrooms
Following a week of seesaw talks and rising tensions between Republicans and Democrats over allegedly broken deals, Lt.
Thu May 16, 2013
The Battle for Cupcakes Sales Faces a Looming Deadline at the Legislature
Having deja vu? Feel like we've been here before? Well, don't pinch yourself. Be calm.
Texas Lt. Gov. DemandsInvestigation of AbortionistAfter Video Expos
The lieutenant governor of Texas, David Dewhurst, demanded an investigation Wednesday of an abortionist whose employees claim he twisted the heads off of babies who were born alive during abortion procedures.
Wed May 15, 2013
Dewhurst Calls for Investigation of Abortion Provider
Harris County authorities and the Texas Department of State Health Services are investigating a Houston doctor accused Wednesday by an anti-abortion group of performing late-term abortions in 2011.
GOP Donor Releases Songs Opposing "Obamacare"
He's already a Houston physician, Republican campaign donor, radio talk show host and litigant in a federal lawsuit against the roll-out of "Obamacare." Now Dr.
Tue May 14, 2013
The Family Badge
Blue Knights ride in the Texas Peace Officers' Memorial Service
After assembling at the Hit the Spot Caf in Del Valle TX, the Blue Knight chapters rode en mass to link up with the other members of the procession on the Congress Street Bridge in Austin.
Thu May 09, 2013
Dallas Morning News
Gun bills go to carefully selected, friendly Senate committees
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who assigns bills to Senate committees, appears to have directed the stout gun bills passed by the House to relatively safe harbors.
UT regents don't respond, students say
Student representatives from the University of Texas System 's fleet of campuses said Thursday that UT regents have not responded to student referendums or answered their questions about controversy surrounding UT Austin President Bill Powers .
Wed May 08, 2013
With Bill Pending, School Choice Supporters Rally
Gov. David Dewhurst and Senate Education Chairman Dan Patrick , R-Houston, before heading inside to meet with lawmakers.
Agenda Texas: Revisiting the Texas Miracle
Gov. Rick Perry, left, and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst at Perry's State of the State address on Jan.
Protesters demand Medicaid expansion as hopes fade
Dozens of protesters marched through the Texas Capitol on Wednesday, demanding expansion of the Medicaid program, but Democrats said political pressure from the governor was preventing the Legislature from considering the measure.
Protesters Demand Medicaid Expansion, Hopes Fade
Dozens of protesters have marched through the Texas Capitol demanding expansion of the Medicaid program, but hopes for the program were fading.
Off the Kuff
Hotze sues Obamacare
You would think that once the Supreme Court ruled that the Affordable Care Act was constitutional that that would settle things, but then you would not be Steve Hotze .
Tue May 07, 2013
The crowded House floor during debate on SB 1 April 4, 2013.
When the Texas legislative session started in January, lawmakers came to Austin with money to spend and a specific set of priorities.
Top lawmakers closer to cut off from ETF grant decisions
The Texas House on Monday tentatively cleared the way for a proposal to strip the state's top three lawmakers of the authority to award multimillion-dollar grants to tech startups from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund.
Mon May 06, 2013
Dr. Steven Hotze
Steve Hotze , a Houston-area physician and major Republican campaign donor who has built his career around alternative medicine, says he is filing suit against the federal government to try to prevent the enforcement of the Affordable Care Act in Texas.
Senate Approves New High School Graduation Plan
Texas high school students would have new curriculum requirements under legislation unanimously passed by the Senate on Monday -- but they won't be the ones the House envisioned when it approved its version of the legislation more than a month ago.
Dallas Interfaith Group to State Lawmakers: Expand Medicaid Now
Dallas Area Interfaith held a news conference this morning at Temple Emanu-El, where more than a dozen faith leaders from the Dallas area gathered to support Medicaid expansion.