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Texas lawmakers congratulate State Rep. Tony Dale (center), R-Cedar Park, for passing his first authored bill during the 2013 regular legislative session.

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State Rep. Dale to speak at Aug. 15 Leander City Council meeting

First-term State Rep. Tony Dale will provide District 136 constituents with a summary of his first legislative session—and three subsequent special sessions. His informational campaign begins Aug. 15 when Dale will update Leander City Council. more »

Aug 13, 2013 Cedar Park | Leander

Lawmakers revisit transportation funding in third special session

Lawmakers ended their second special session of the summer July 30, only to be called right back that evening for a third session after the House and Senate could not agree on a way to fund the state’s highways. more »

Jul 31, 2013 At the Capitol (2 Comments)

Area legislators focus on bills including those dealing with ethics, public education, water plan

During the 83rd Legislative Session, lawmakers worked to pass more than 1,400 new laws. Below is a roundup of some of what Houston-area lawmakers pushed for, passed or had rejected by their peers during the 140-day session. more »

Jul 25, 2013 Katy

Transportation funding last roadblock to session end

With the time running out on the second special session set to end July 30, attention turns to transportation funding, and Gov. Rick Perry tells lawmakers he would love to see them go home "as soon as you get a transportation bill on my desk." more »

Jul 24, 2013 At the Capitol