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October 24, 2018
A proposed high-speed rail line between the state's two largest urban areas represents the collision of two things Texans hold dear: private property rights and an unrestrained free market. <Read more>
October 22, 2018
Sixteen business groups have organized a new coalition to keep “California-style policies” out of Texas workplaces — an effort that could put the nail in the coffin of paid sick leave ordinances already on shaky ground in two Texas cities. <Read more>
October 19, 2018
Battling an unfavorable review by the state Sunset Commission, the Texas Real Estate Commission and Appraiser Board insists it was improving its customer service problems at the very time the assessment found it lacking. <Read more>
July 11, 2018
With help from rising oil prices and production, state lawmakers are on track to have more than $110 billion to spend on the two-year budget, according to the comptroller. <Read more>
May 25, 2018
The Texas Supreme Court has sided with short-term renters, delivering a win to Texas homeowners who hope to take advantage of websites like Airbnb and HomeAway, and likely bolstering a separate, ongoing case against the City of Austin’s short-term rental ordinance. <Read more>
May 7, 2018
An expanding population, pro-business environment and growing number of headquarters are luring investors to put their money in North Texas real estate. Other Texas metros also made the list, including Houston in a tie for fourth and Austin in a tie for 10th. <Read more>
April 5, 2018
A new report by a group of leading Texas researchers details a variety of shortcomings with the Houston area’s current — and proposed — approach to flood control and calls on civil leaders to pursue a multifaceted and regional strategy that ensures that all communities receive better protection regardless of socioeconomic status. <Read more>
January 8, 2018
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria combined with devastating Western wildfires and other natural catastrophes to make 2017 the most expensive year on record for disasters, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported Monday. <Read more>
August 16, 2017
Gov. Greg Abbott called the 85th Texas Legislature back for a special session that began July 18 and concluded Aug. 15. Lawmakers were initially asked to pass legislation needed to keep five state agencies in operation and then to address a longer list of proposals for everything from restroom regulations to local tree ordinances. <Read more>
August 15, 2017
The Texas Legislature closed out the special session Tuesday night amid a stalemate on property tax reform, leaving unfinished Gov. Greg Abbott's top priority. <Read more>