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Straus hits Senate for 'cooking books' on Texas budget, though Patrick calls fund shift 'very sound'
House Speaker Joe Straus on Wednesday accused Senate budget writers of "cooking the books" and using an "Enron-esque" accounting gimmick to achieve their wish to spend more but not incur fiscal hard-liners' wrath by tapping state savings.
Cost of federal flood insurance expected to rise
Church founded by freed slaves lives on
Officials, sheriffs across U.S. push back on jail list
AUSTIN -- Several city officials and sheriffs around the U.S. lashed out Tuesday at a White House report aiming to shame them over what the Trump administration sees as lax immigration policies, saying it includes wrong or misleading information about recent arrests of immigrants or their jail policies.
Texas House ethics chair eyes anti-abortion group
The head of the Texas House ethics committee says she wants answers about an anti-abortion group that received $1.6 million to bolster women's health clinics after The Associated Press found that promises have come up short.
Proposal for Austin gondola lift gets grounded by officials
AUSTIN -- A proposal to build a gondola lift in Austin that would have been incorporated as part of the public transit system in Texas' capital city won't be flying anytime soon.
‘Sanctuary city’ bill, budget come into focus in Legislature
AUSTIN -- A bill that Republicans say would crackdown on so-called "sanctuary cities" in Texas is inching toward Gov. Greg Abbott's desk, and time is running out for opponents hoping to weaken the impact.
2 indicted, accused of cyberbullying teenager to suicide
A Southeast Texas man and his girlfriend were indicted Thursday on charges arising from the cyberbullying of the man's ex-girlfriend until her suicide.