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Texas school finance case heads back to court


Texas Capitol (Josh Hinkle/KXAN)
 
Video A state judge is set to hear new testimony beginning Tuesday on whether more money and fewer standardized tests have adequately improved the balance for students in rich and poor areas since 2013 judgment.
 
 
 

Harvey Hilderbran, a Hill Country Republican, first comptroller candidate with TV ad
Republican Harvey Hilderbran was the first candidate in the state comptroller's race to begin airing...
 

Congress to discuss spending
Senior lawmakers on Capitol Hill are trying to put the finishing touches on a $1.1 trillion spending...
 

Congress looks at unemployment
Senate Democrats are scratching for votes to pass a White House-backed bill that would renew unemployment...
 

President, politicians honor Sandy Hook
President Barack Obama has marked the anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook elementary school with...
 

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Federal Budget News

GOP moderates push back on tea party spending cuts


WASHINGTON (AP) — Midway between the 2012 and 2014 election campaigns, moderate Republican conservatives are beginning to foment a revolt of their own.
 
 
 

Obama says GOP won't force government shutdown
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he doesn't think congressional Republicans will force...
 

Time to take a bite out of food stamps?
WASHINGTON (AP) — Food stamps look ripe for the picking, politically speaking.
 

Pentagon: We're not crying wolf over budget cuts
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pentagon officials insist they are not crying wolf when they say proposed budget...
 

Commanders: Budget cuts could erode nuke arsenal
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two top military officers, one slated to take command of America's nuclear arsenal...
 

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U.S. Congressional News


House worker yells during vote, escorted…
A woman described by lawmakers and aides as a long-time House stenographer has been removed from the chamber during a vote…
 

GOP pushes rising stars amid calls for…
BOSTON (AP) — Republican officials are looking to promote a fresh group of diverse rising stars to help resolve their…
 

7 Democrats, 5 Republicans vying for US…
BOSTON (AP) — Seven Democrats and three Republicans have qualified for the primary ballot in the state's special election…
 

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KXAN Political Blog


Texas 2014: Faces In the Races
During the 2014 election season, virtually every statewide office in Texas is up for grabs, because Gov. Rick Perry is stepping…
 

Behind the scenes: Texas lawmakers debate…
Texas lawmakers worked overnight, debating a handful of controversial abortion-related measures. KXAN had crews at the Capitol…
 

In Session. In-depth: Texas Gun Business
This weekend on “In Session. In-depth,” we focus on gun control and big business. One state’s loss might…
 

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White House News


Obama cancels US-Egyptian military exercise
CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama has scrapped joint U.S.-Egypt military exercises scheduled for next month,…
 

Obama to address situation in Egypt this…
CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama will make his first statement on the rapidly deteriorating situation in…
 

With kids at camp, Obama finds time for…
WEST TISBURY, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama is filling his Martha's Vineyard vacation with golf, visits with friends…
 

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Texas (change)

 
Republican Rick Perry is Governor of Texas. Two Republicans represent Texas in the U.S. Senate, and Texas has 32 representatives in the U.S. House: 20 Republicans and 12 Democrats.
 
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Lieutenant Governor: David Dewhurst
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