From the Print Edition

Legislative Committees Take Shape

January 30, 2015 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Lite Guv Patrick begins making appointments

Lege Lines: The 84th Session Begins

January 23, 2015 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

News from the first weeks of the 84th legislative session

Gun Bullies Lead ... Lawmakers Follow

January 23, 2015 BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Gun activists mob Capitol to mixed reception

Lege: Here Comes the Culture War

January 23, 2015 BY MARY TUMA

The culture war begins as conservative lawmakers file "religious freedom" bills

Point Austin: Welcome Back!

January 16, 2015 BY MICHAEL KING

When the Lege is in town, we've learned to expect the worst

Unsettled Business

January 16, 2015 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Lege opens with many unanswered questions

Under Construction

January 9, 2015 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

As the session begins, continuity and inexperience are the major questions

Budget: Artificial Limits

January 9, 2015 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Despite economic boom, Lege looks to restrict spending

Education: Dialing for Dollars

January 9, 2015 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

School funding remains unconstitutional: Will the Lege act?

Health Care: Diminishing Returns

January 9, 2015 BY MARY TUMA

GOP legislators look for additional cuts to health care

Transportation: Pay As You Go

January 9, 2015 BY MICHAEL KING

Transportation bills focus on funding and taxes

Environment: Adaptation and Mitigation

January 9, 2015 BY MICHAEL KING

A few early bills promise environmental action – good and bad

Criminal Justice: Mercy at the Margins

January 9, 2015 BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Small changes proposed in state criminal laws

Labor: Good, Bad ... and Ugly

January 9, 2015 BY AMY KAMP

Pro-worker bills filed – anti-worker bills with better prospects

Keeping It Weird: Bills on the Fringe

January 9, 2015 BY AMY KAMP

Early bills show reliable signs of Texas Weird

Top 10 State Stories

January 2, 2015 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The 10 stories that defined politics in Texas in 2014

The Hightower Report: State Legislatures Help Rich Lenders Rob the Poor

December 26, 2014 BY JIM HIGHTOWER

New laws make it easier to prey on borrowers

The Lege Stirs Into Action

November 21, 2014 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

And the member shuffle continues

Money for Nothing

October 31, 2014 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The Texas record on "enterprise funds" is even worse than meets the eye

Dukes vs. Ludlow ... vs. Ethics

October 31, 2014 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Dukes files CFR late, again; Ludlow seeks to make it a campaign issue

How to Assemble Your Dan Patrick Mask

October 31, 2014

Be very afraid

The Courage of Dawnna Dukes

September 26, 2014 BY MARY TUMA

State representative discredits claims that abortion leads to mental health problems

Evicted and Helpless

September 19, 2014 BY MARY TUMA

Disabled residents to be forced out of state supported living center

What's Next for American YouthWorks?

September 12, 2014 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

TEA's closing leaves at-risk students adrift

Point Austin: The Dietz Decision

September 5, 2014 BY MICHAEL KING

Will Texas fulfill its constitutional promise?

Texas School Funding

September 5, 2014 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Still unconstitutional

A Little Light in the Darkne$$?

August 29, 2014 BY MARY TUMA

A light could soon shine on "Dark Money" in Texas

Then There's This: The Awesome Power of Women

August 15, 2014 BY AMY SMITH

Political group aims to increase voter turnout and so much more

How Not to 'Stop Patriarchy'

August 15, 2014 BY MARY TUMA

New York group has a curious way of "helping"

Davis Bops Abbott's Insider Deals

August 8, 2014 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Davis finds new traction with a full-frontal assault on Abbott's ethics

HB 2 Back in Court

August 1, 2014 BY MARY TUMA

The second legal battle to halt House Bill 2 begins Monday morning

All but Illegal

July 25, 2014 BY MARY TUMA

As the final provisions of HB 2 loom, Texas abortion clinics brace for closure

Then There's This: Whither Vested Rights?

July 18, 2014 BY AMY SMITH

Rejection of first case under new regs portends cloudy future

Point Austin: The Powers That Be

July 11, 2014 BY MICHAEL KING

The UT stalemate is one battle in an education war

Will Border Crisis Spur a Special Session?

June 27, 2014 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Perry, Dewhurst, Straus instruct DPS to increase border presence

The Right Hails Hall

May 23, 2014 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Regent refuses to go quietly

MPP: Ready to Roll on Pot in Texas

February 28, 2014 BY JORDAN SMITH

The Marijuana Policy Project is rolling out a Texas legalization campaign

Beats Nothing

February 21, 2014 BY JORDAN SMITH

Women's health gets funding bump

Point Austin: Making Sense of Newtown

December 20, 2013 BY MICHAEL KING

A year later, small steps toward changing the gun violence paradigm

It's Official: Van de Putte Running for Lt. Gov.

November 29, 2013 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

In a historic first, two women will top the Democratic ballot

From the Newsdesk Blog

Bill of the Week: Or, How Not to Pass Open Carry

January 30, 2015 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

How one gun group became its own worst enemy

Rep. Molly White Not Quite Sure Who's an American

January 29, 2015 BY AMY KAMP

Republican rep says Muslim visitors should pledge allegiance to U.S.

Winners and Losers on the Senate Committees

January 25, 2015 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The shakeout from Dan Patrick's first chair shuffle

Bill of the Week: Barriers to Bypass

January 23, 2015 BY MARY TUMA

Legislation would make abortion access more difficult for minors

Patrick Ends Two-Thirds Rule

January 21, 2015 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Measure designed to increase the peace in Texas Senate dies

Incentives and R-Rated Entertainment

January 21, 2015 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Amid bigger scandals, lawmaker plays the movie morality card again

Whitmire: Janek Must Go From Health and Human Services

January 15, 2015 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Update: Second lawmaker call for resignation over contracts

Bill Seeks to Dodge Section 8 Renters

December 29, 2014 BY MARY TUMA

State Sen. Perry's bill would overrule Austin's ordinance

After the Election, the Deluge of Bills

November 11, 2014 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

More than 400 new pieces of legislation already filed for 2015

Van de Putte for San Antonio Mayor?

November 10, 2014 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Recent candidate raises question of Senate future

Libertarian Ludlow Seeks Press Against Dukes

October 20, 2014 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Who has most to lose from HD46 ethics complaint?

Voter ID: Battle Lost, War Goes On

October 18, 2014 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Litigants respond to SCOTUS ruling, pledge continuing challenge

Judge Throws Out Texas Voter ID Law

October 10, 2014 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Compares photo requirement to Jim Crow, poll tax

Wallace Hall Has a List

September 4, 2014 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

UT System regent claims conspiracy as grand jury imminent

Court Rules Texas School Finance Unconstitutional

August 28, 2014 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Dietz says current system fails students, must be rebuilt

Naishtat to Be Released From Hospital

August 24, 2014 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Internal bleeding after bike accident under control

Naishtat Recovering After Accident

August 23, 2014 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Biking incident results in hospitalization

Perry's Mug Shot

August 20, 2014 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Governor arraigned on two felony charges: Twitter goes dewy-eyed

Dietz Stays on School Finance Suit

June 24, 2014 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Hail Mary play by AG Abbott fails to force judicial recusal

HBO Going Under the Dome for 'God Save Texas'

June 18, 2014 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Lights, camera, point of order in new political drama

The End of the Dewhurst Era

June 5, 2014 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Will the Senate strip the powers of the next lite guv?

Debates: Davis Raises, Abbott Sticks

May 21, 2014 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Dem attacks GOPer for limited schedule and bypassing big cities

The Debating Game

May 19, 2014 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Abbott offers two face-to-face meetings, Davis to demand more

Hall Gets Hooked by Lawmakers

May 12, 2014 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Transparency committee moves forward to impeach UT regent

Patterson Tars and Feathers Patrick as Chicken Hawk

May 9, 2014 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

GOP primary run-off drags up war service and draft dodging claims

Study: More Innocents on Death Row Than Previously Thought

April 28, 2014 BY JORDAN SMITH

Number could be higher in larger criminal justice system

TDCJ Fails to Protect Prisoners From Extreme Heat

April 23, 2014 BY JORDAN SMITH

At least 14 have died since 2007

HB 2 Protesters Return to Court

April 22, 2014 BY JORDAN SMITH

Prosecutors juggle charges – A, B, C – without resolution

Texans Like Pot

April 20, 2014 BY JORDAN SMITH

Survey results clear: reform is needed

Medi-Pot Not Cause of Crime

April 18, 2014 BY JORDAN SMITH

UT Dallas researchers find certain crime dropped in medi-pot states

More HB 2 Fallout: Abortion Doctors Sue Dallas Hospital

April 17, 2014 BY JORDAN SMITH

HB 2 politics hits doctors unlawfully discriminated against by UGHD

Abbott Turns Open Records into Campaign Stunt

April 14, 2014 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Meanwhile Davis savages Republican over "Baby STAAR" pre-K tests

New HB 2 Suit Challenges Regulations That Could Shutter All But Six Texas Clinics

April 3, 2014 BY JORDAN SMITH

Suit seeks to block enforcement of two provisions

Abortion Providers to File Second Suit Against HB 2

April 2, 2014 BY JORDAN SMITH

Challenging admitting privileges and ASC regulations

Should Texas Legalize Marijuana?

April 1, 2014 BY JORDAN SMITH

That's what Progress Texas wants to know

Fifth Circuit Upholds Provisions of HB 2

March 27, 2014 BY JORDAN SMITH

Exempts clinics that already applied for admitting privileges

‘Against the Grain’ of Justice

March 25, 2014 BY JORDAN SMITH

Committee hears testimony on treatment of young offenders

SXSW Film Review: 'Vessel'

March 9, 2014 BY JORDAN SMITH

Diana Whitten takes viewers inside the fight for reproductive rights

Whole Woman's Health Closes Two Abortion Clinics

March 6, 2014 BY JORDAN SMITH

HB 2 fallout continues

Does DNA Testing Prove Skinner's Guilt?

February 6, 2014 BY JORDAN SMITH

That depends on whom you ask