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Texas budget negotiations turn to higher education as a deal inches nearer

Texas budget negotiations turn to higher education as a deal inches nearer

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Members of both chambers of the Texas Legislature say they are getting close to agreeing on a budget...


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Uber's big win: Texas ridesharing rules bill passes major milestone

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As expected, the Texas Senate on Wednesday passed a statewide ridesharing regulation on second reading,...


Texas Senate approves ban on straight-ticket voting

Texas Senate approves ban on straight-ticket voting

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The Texas Senate gave initial approval Wednesday to legislation that would eliminate straight-ticket...


Analysis: Patrick takes hostages — and control of legislative session

Analysis: Patrick takes hostages — and control of legislative session

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Dan Patrick threatens to force special session if bathroom bill doesn\'t pass

Dan Patrick threatens to force special session if bathroom bill doesn't pass

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With end-of-session deadlines looming, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on Wednesday threatened to push for a special...


What questions do you have about Texas politics?

What questions do you have about Texas politics?

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Submit your questions to our new Texplainer feature and we may report the answer.


From U.S. House Floor, Texas Democrat Calls for Trump\'s Impeachment

From U.S. House Floor, Texas Democrat Calls for Trump's Impeachment

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WASHINGTON - Amid multiple Trump-related scandals rocking the Capitol, U.S. Rep. Al Green, D-Houston,...


Flush with cash, Austin\'s Vista Equity makes first investment from fund focused on smaller software makers

Flush with cash, Austin's Vista Equity makes first investment from fund focused on smaller software makers

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Vista Equity Partners, the tech-focused private equity firm based in Austin, has made the first investment...


Audio: Teen pregnancy rates have plummeted, but not in parts of Texas

Audio: Teen pregnancy rates have plummeted, but not in parts of Texas

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To understand why teen pregnancy rates are so high in some parts of Texas, you need to meet Jessica Chester....


The Brief: What Texans in Congress are saying about latest Trump reports

The Brief: What Texans in Congress are saying about latest Trump reports

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Happy Wednesday! Thanks for reading The Brief, The Texas Tribune’s daily newsletter that prepares you f...


Even in Texas, sometimes the billionaires lose

Even in Texas, sometimes the billionaires lose

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Sometimes even billionaires don’t get what they want. That’s the lesson emerging from an apparently fai...


West Texas churches pray to Legislature for electricity rate relief

West Texas churches pray to Legislature for electricity rate relief

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Bruce Parsons, pastor of Champion Baptist Church, said he felt deflated when he delivered the church's...


Analysis: The only two reasons the Legislature needs extra time

Analysis: The only two reasons the Legislature needs extra time

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Canadian officials upset with Republican “Buy American” iron and steel bill

Canadian officials upset with Republican “Buy American” iron and steel bill

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A recent call from Texas lawmakers to “Buy American” iron and steel has upset some northern neighbors wor...


Texas House passes court security bill

Texas House passes court security bill

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The Texas House on Tuesday gave unanimous preliminary approval to a court security bill inspired by a...


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