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83rd Legislature adjourns as lawmakers wind up 140-day regular session

With the potential for a special session on redistricting looming large, lawmakers closed out the 83rd Texas Legislature with some successes under their belts. more »

May 27, 2013 At the Capitol

Lawmakers steering toward new money for transportation

Texas has long been a battleground for issues over transportation, but this legislative session, new money is causing a stir in the halls of the Capitol. more »

Feb 13, 2013 At the Capitol

Straus names House committees for 83rd Legislature

Texas House of Representatives Speaker Joe Straus announced committee assignments Jan. 31, setting up the Legislature for the next phase of the session: making laws. more »

Feb 1, 2013 At the Capitol

Texas legislators: Education changes needed, too much high-stakes testing

In the absence of school finance talks, what lawmakers can still focus on is school reform—and state leaders say it is at the top of the agenda this session. more »

Jan 25, 2013 At the Capitol