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Texas Senate aligns with House on how much to spend on education and property...

Senate Education Committee Chariman and state Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, during a committee meeting on Mar. 5, 2019. ...

T-Squared: We’re improving comments because we value your input

As a newsroom dedicated to covering politics and policy for all Texans, we take pride in a mission statement that makes engaging with our...

Point of Order: Will Texas Finally Go to Pot?

(Audio unavailable. Click here to listen on texastribune.org.) In the latest episode of our podcast about the 86th Legislature, Evan Smith talks to state Sen....

Texas House committee advances priority property tax legislation, keeping 2.5 percent election trigger

From left: Rep. Eddie Rodriguez, D-Austin; Rep. Trey Martinez-Fischer, D-San Antonio; and Rep. Jim Murphy, R-Houston, listen to...

“Texas Seven” prisoner hopes legislation limiting death penalty for accomplices will stop his execution

Patrick Murphy. Illustration by Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune ...

Border lawmaker makes another push to put eight-liners on local ballots

Eight-liner machines resemble slot machines such as this one in Las Vegas. ...

Texas is preparing to tell the feds it can’t promise a special education fix...

Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath. Bob Daemmrich for The Texas Tribune ...

After helping defeat the “bathroom bill” in 2017, business groups are back to oppose...

Angela Hale, executive director for Texas Welcomes All, speaks during a press conference on March 27, 2019. ...

Three Texas abortion bills pass committees, gaining momentum in Senate

Anti-abortion advocates at the Rally for Life march in Austin on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018.  ...

Hundreds of agents will be pulled from ports of entry to help El Paso...

Customs and Border Patrol agents during "operational readiness exercises" at the Paso del Norte Port of Entry on...

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