In Session. In-depth: Texas Casino Legislation
This week on a special gambling edition of “In Session. In-depth,” the chips fly, as both sides of...
 

In Session. In-depth: Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst & Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams
This Sunday on KXAN’s “In Session, In-depth,” Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and Texas Education Commissioner...
 

In Session. In-depth: Health & Human Services Executive Commissioner Kyle Janek
This Sunday on KXAN’s “In Session, In-depth,” Texas Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner...
 

Straus appoints Central Texas lawmakers to leadership posts
On Thursday, Texas House Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, released his list of committees assignments...
 

Preview: Perry’s State of the State
Tuesday’s State of the State could determine the state of Rick Perry’s political future for years...
 

In Session. In-depth: Sen. Kirk Watson
This Sunday on KXAN’s “In Session, In-depth,” State Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin talks about the...
 

Filed Legislation: Two-week Tally
In case you’re keeping count this Texas Legislative Session, here’s a look at the total number of...
 

In Session. In-depth: Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples
This Sunday on KXAN’s “In Session, In-depth,” Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples talks about...
 

In Session, In-depth: Gov. Rick Perry
This Sunday on KXAN’s “In Session, In-depth,” Gov. Rick Perry talks about his proposed tax relief...
 

139 More Days for Texas Lawmakers
From Senate staffers fainting during Gov. Rick Perry’s opening address to a clogging team clacking...
 
 
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Political News


Texas school finance case heads back to…
A state judge is set to hear new testimony beginning Tuesday on whether more money and fewer standardized tests have adequately…
 

Harvey Hilderbran, a Hill Country Republican,…
Republican Harvey Hilderbran was the first candidate in the state comptroller's race to begin airing television ads on Monday,…
 

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

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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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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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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.
 
Offices & Officials

Governor: Rick Perry
Lieutenant Governor: David Dewhurst
Attorney General: Greg Abbott

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