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After Supreme Court ruling, Texas bills would bring in $850 million in online sales...

By Edgar Walters, The Texas Tribune Texans who shop online could soon see purchase prices go up — filling the state treasury by roughly a...
TFB President Russell Boening delivered a statement of support for the eminent domain reform bills. (TFB Courtesy photo)

Farm Bureau supports eminent domain reform

AUSTIN — Calling eminent domain reform “the property rights issue of our time,” Texas Farm Bureau President Russell Boening joined State Rep. DeWayne Burns...
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Change in tax bill would let many cities and counties raise property tax levies...

By Shannon Najmabadi and Cassandra Pollock, The Texas Tribune After revisions made in the Texas House, more than a thousand smaller taxing units may not...
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Educators have been skeptical of Dan Patrick. Will they support his teacher pay raise...

By Aliyya Swaby, The Texas Tribune Feb. 25, 2019 Earlier this month, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick backed out of a Tea Party event in Tarrant County...

Legislature addresses broadband internet in rural Texas

By Gene Hall The internet is about more than web surfing or Facebook. It is now vital to commerce, health care and more. For most of...
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A Texas sales tax increase would hit poor people the hardest

By Edgar Walters and Aliyya Swaby, The Texas Tribune Texas’ Republican leadership wants to raise the taxes that consumers pay when they go shopping in...
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Sales Tax Revenue Totaled $2.8 Billion in January

AUSTIN — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said state sales tax revenue totaled $2.8 billion in January, 6 percent more than in January 2018. “The growth...
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he’s willing to “work” to revive the UT, A&M...

By Shannon Najmabadi, The Texas Tribune In a sweeping address to lawmakers laying out his policy priorities for the legislative session, Gov. Greg Abbott offered...

Analysis: A State of the State address that’s short on surprises, long on collaboration

By Ross Ramsey, The Texas Tribune Gov. Greg Abbott didn’t make much news in his third State of the State speech, and that’s a small...
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In the Texas House, they’re seen as lobbyists. In the Senate, they sit at...

By Emma Platoff, The Texas Tribune It’s become a common scene in the Texas Legislature. A bill comes up for a vote — caps on...