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Edgar Walters The Texas Tribune

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Texas health regulators overrun by “several hundred” rats at Austin headquarters

November 29, 2017On Oct. 17, Brenda Brantley, an employee at Texas' Health and Human Services Commission, was in her second-floor office at the agency’s Austin headquarters...

Texas House approves $217 billion budget

May 27, 2017The Texas House voted Saturday evening to approve a $217 billion, two-year budget that would boost funding for the state's beleaguered child welfare...

Behind closed doors, Texas lawmakers strip funding for sex trafficking victims

May 25, 2017In recent private negotiations between the Texas House and Senate about which public programs to fund and how to fund them, state...

Texas fraud investigator forced to resign over ties to Iraqi government lobbying

May 11, 2017Texas’ top health care fraud investigator resigned Wednesday night under pressure from the governor, the result of media inquiries that revealed Texas...

Texas House votes to cut business tax that funds public schools

April 27, 2017The Texas House on Thursday approved a proposal that would phase out an unpopular business tax that provides funding for public schools. The...

Senate budget “unambiguously” unconstitutional, House leadership says

April 18, 2017Accusing Senate budget writers of “clearly and unambiguously” contradicting the Texas Constitution, House leaders on Tuesday urged the state’s top lawyer to...

Winners, losers begin to emerge as House budget debate drags on

April 6, 2017After nine hours of debate on the Texas House budget, lawmakers in the lower chamber had gone through less than half of...

Amid clash over procedure, Texas House moves to defund Enterprise Fund

April 6, 2017The Texas House on Thursday voted to defund Gov. Greg Abbott’s Texas Enterprise Fund, a controversial economic development program, and use that funding for...

Texas House budget writers send budget to full House with massive health care cut

March 29, 2017Just one day after the Texas Senate passed its two-year budget, a key House committee sent their own spending proposal to the full...

Rainy Day Fund takes center stage at first House budget hearing

February 13, 2017Faced with a bleak fiscal forecast and the burgeoning needs of a growing state, Texas House budget writers on Monday spent much...

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