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Statewide primary election results

Democrat Wendy Davis will face Republican Greg Abbott in the November race for the governor's seat. Incumbent David Dewhurst and challenger Dan Patrick are headed to a runoff as they seek the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor. more »

Mar 5, 2014 2:19 PM Vote 2014

Gov. Perry calls for a special session on redistricting

Within an hour after the 83rd Texas Legislature adjourned, Gov. Rick Perry called a special session beginning at 6 p.m. May 27 so lawmakers can ratify interim legislative maps. more »

May 27, 2013 12:00 AM At the Capitol

Emergency spending bill approved by state Senate

The Texas Senate approved a $6.6 billion supplemental budget bill March 5 that pays for a gap in Medicaid funding and some deferred school district payments from the previous legislative session. more »

Mar 6, 2013 12:00 AM 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 12:00 AM At the Capitol