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Conference committee works on budget
(Austin) Senate and House budget writers are at work hammering out differences between the two chambers' budgets, but now they have to contend with a billion dollar...
Find the energy star, skip the tax
(AUSTIN) - Thinking about replacing your old energy-zapping refrigerator or washing machine? The second-annual Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday may be the extra incentive you...
Wild Hogs: No Indication of Flu Danger
You may catch the flu from your sick hunting buddy, but there's no evidence that you will catch it from domestic or wild hogs, according to the Texas Animal Health...
WILDFIRES COST TEXAS AGRICULTURE $35 MILLION
AUSTIN - With wildfires costing Texas agricultural producers about $35 million during March and April, Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples is requesting assistance from...
SENATE APPROVES ANOTHER TRANSPORTATION FINANCE TOOL
(Austin) The Senate passed a bill Thursday aimed at helping to pay for local transportation projects. SB 505, by Bryan Senator Steve Ogden would authorize the creation of...
SENATE PASSES EMINENT DOMAIN BILL
Austin, Texas - The bill to provide a more property owner friendly eminent domain process was unanimously approved by the Texas State Senate today. Senate Bill 18,...
SENATE APPROVES CAP ON UNIVERSITY COST INCREASES
(Austin) Senators unanimously approved a measure Monday that would set a cap on increases to the cost of education at public universities in Texas. Many legislators have...
SENATE PASSES BILL TO CREATE CHIP BUY-IN PROGRAM
(Austin) Parents who make more than the federal poverty level but still cannot afford health coverage could buy into state insurance for their children under a bill passed...
Insurance bill passes senate
(Austin) The Senate approved a measure on Monday that would continue the operation of the Texas Department of Insurance, but makes some reforms to the operation of that...
Texas Senate Week in Review: April 20-24
(Austin) The Senate passed a measure Tuesday aimed at moving Texas to the forefront of solar energy generation in the U.S. The state already leads the nation in wind...
Law Enforcement Update Protecting Texas Seniors From Fraud
May is Older Americans Month, so this is a good time to reflect upon the greatest generation and redouble our efforts to protect elderly Texans. The Office of the Attorney...
MAY IS PRESERVATION MONTH
AUSTIN, Texas - May is designated as Preservation Month by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, recognizing the country's diverse and irreplaceable heritage. Many...
TDA SEEKS TO EXPAND BROADBAND CONNECTIVITY, CREATE ECONOMIC...
AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Agriculture is partnering with the Public Utility Commission and other agencies to gather information from broadband providers in an effort...
Production statistics and allowable announced
AUSTIN -- The Texas average rig count as of April 17 was 380, representing about 41 percent of all active land rigs in the United States. In the last 12...
Texas Ag Commissioner Staples assures public that Texas pork is safe
AUSTIN - There is no evidence at this time that swine anywhere in the world are infected with the influenza virus strain that has led to people becoming ill in Mexico and...