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January 24, 2019
State Sen. Charles Perry, chairman of the Senate Committee on Water and Rural Affairs, has a package of bills that could create Texas' first statewide flood plan. <Read more>
January 15, 2019
At inauguration, Gov. Greg Abbott promises "we are going to get this done" on school finance and property taxes. <Read more>
January 11, 2019
Hurricane Harvey, school safety and teacher pensions all made the list of priorities likely to receive funding from the state's Economic Stabilization Fund. <Read more>
January 7, 2019
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced that the state will have $119.1 billion for lawmakers to use in putting together the state's 2020-21 budget. <Read more>
December 19, 2018
Twenty-two years after joining the Texas House as its youngest member, state Rep. Dennis Bonnen is poised to replace Joe Straus as the chamber's speaker on Jan. 8. <Read more>
December 13, 2018
As private developer Texas Central moves ahead with plans to build what could be the country's first high-speed rail line, a handful of state lawmakers hope to try next year to give the state more authority over the project. But they admit there may not be the legislative appetite. <Read more>
December 13, 2018
A report by the Commission to Rebuild Texas says there is an urgent need to "future-proof" the Gulf Coast. <Read more>
November 30, 2018
A report released Friday by the Texas Senate's budget-writing committee laid out past and future costs related to recovery from "the most costly disaster ever to hit the Texas coast." <Read more>
November 12, 2018
The Texas Legislature's 86th session doesn't start until Jan. 8, but lawmakers got a head start on filing legislation. <Read more>
October 31, 2018
At roundtable discussions in Dallas, Texans identified how expensive housing affects economic mobility and quality of life. And they came up with ideas on how policymakers can help residents. <Read more>