Graphic by Todd Wiseman

Texas AG Asked to Investigate Hill County Elections

The Texas Attorney General’s office has been asked to launch an investigation into allegations of voting misconduct in a county that included the hotly contested GOP primary challenge to state Rep. Byron Cook of Corsicana. 

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Bob Daemmrich

Analysis: Patrick Makes An Old Bill Come Due

Legislation that would have blocked public employees from paying union or association dues with paycheck deductions failed last session. But the Senate is reopening the issue, and it could play against a powerful House chairman up for reelection next year.

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Todd Wiseman

The Brief: May 28, 2015

The House remains fully committed to keeping dark money disclosure language in its ethics reform legislation. However, the measure's Senate author is equally adamant that provision must come out.

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Todd Wiseman

The Brief: May 25, 2015

A hectic weekend at the Legislature culminated in a major reversal by the House late Sunday on whether to allow a controversial abortion bill to be debated on the floor.

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The Brief: May 20, 2015

House and Senate negotiators are down to one final challenge: working out the timing on their complicated tax cut dance.

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