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Watch a Feb. 16 conversation about school choice and public education

In this Texas Tribune discussion, panelists will talk about the push for Texas families to have the option to use state money to fund...

Two years after Texas’ voting rights showdown gripped the nation, lawmakers again push dozens...

State policymakers have mapped out familiar territory early in the legislative session, with Democrats seeking to expand voting access and Republicans pledging to make...

Texas environmentalists push the EPA to crack down on methane emissions, saying state agencies...

Commenting on the EPA’s proposed new rule to reduce methane leaks nationally, environmentalists said Texas regulators are hesitant to address emissions of the climate...

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says he’ll run for reelection in 2026, reversing previous plan...

Patrick made the comments at a daylong conference in Austin hosted by The Texan, a political news site started by former GOP state Sen....

Most Texans support more school funding and teacher raises, new survey finds

As legislators begin to debate their public education priorities, the Charles Butt Foundation released a poll Tuesday showing Texans are mostly supportive of their...

Texas leads lawsuit against Biden administration’s new immigration policy

Last month, the administration said the U.S. will let up to 360,000 people per year enter the country from four countries. A lawsuit filed...

Feds drop charges against Afghan soldier trying to claim asylum in Texas

After months of publicity and a bipartisan congressional effort to request a pardon from the president, Abdul Wasi Safi could be set free.

After fumbled Uvalde shooting response, Texas senator wants to make it easier to sue...

State Sen. Roland Gutierrez, a San Antonio Democrat, introduced a package of legislation that includes a bill that would end qualified immunity, which shields...

Accused El Paso shooter will plead guilty to federal hate crime charges

The expected plea, announced by the accused shooter’s lawyer, comes after federal prosecutors took the death penalty off the table last week.

Three Texas counties are suing the attorney general to get clarity on when the...

For decades, the attorney general’s office advised counties to keep ballots for 22 months after an election. Then Attorney General Ken Paxton issued an...

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