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Texas House and Senate about $3 billion apart on public education spending

January 15, 2019Almost everyone at the Texas Capitol agrees the state should spend more money on public schools, but for House and Senate leaders,...

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar gives lawmakers cautiously optimistic revenue estimate for 2019 session

January 7, 2019At a time when legislators are vowing to spend more money on public schools and slow the growth of Texans’ property tax...

With record $12.5 billion in Texas’ savings account, lawmakers set $7.5 billion minimum balance

November 30, 2018As Texas’ savings account swelled to a record high of $12.5 billion this week, a group of state lawmakers on Friday unanimously...

Texas comptroller bumps revenue estimate by $2.8 billion

July 11, 2018If Comptroller Glenn Hegar’s latest revenue estimate is to be believed, Texas budget writers awoke Wednesday morning to a $2.8 billion present. Thanks...

Following Santa Fe school shooting, Dan Patrick says Texas should cut incentive funding for “violent” films and video games

May 23, 2018While Democrats clamored for stricter gun regulations and Gov. Greg Abbott discussed measures to tighten school security following Friday's mass shooting at Santa Fe...

Despite sunny economy, Texas budget forecast is dreary

January 30, 2018The Texas economy is growing healthily, but that doesn’t mean state budget writers will have more money at their disposal next year,...

Here’s how the government shutdown is playing out in Texas

January 20, 2018Most national parks in Texas remain open over the weekend despite the federal government shutdown, but visitors can still expect to see...

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FDA approves first COVID-19 drug: antiviral remdesivir

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical WriterU.S. regulators on Thursday approved the first drug to treat COVID-19: remdesivir, an antiviral medicine given...