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Jan 17, 2019

Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick were inaugurated this week as they begin their second terms as the top elected officeholders in Texas. Each made a solid commitment to funding public education while the House and Senate offered their initial budget proposals, each reflecting that commitment. It's a far...


Jan 11, 2019

Sparking rumors that he is joining the Trump administration, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick skipped town on the first day of the legislative session this week to join the president in the White House. Patrick denied reports that he is seeking a role in the federal government and said he already has the best job in...


Dec 20, 2018

The ascendancy of Texas Democrats in 2018 - knocking off Republicans in legislative races and making statewide races more competitive than they've been in decades - will no doubt set the tone for 2019 Legislature.

At this time two years ago, Republican leadership was focused on a Convention of States to rewrite the U.S....


Dec 14, 2018

Now that much of the national conversation about politics has moved to the 2020 race for the White House, former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro is inching toward entering the race.

Join the conversation featuring Scott Braddock, editor of The Quorum Report, Texas Public Radio Capitol reporter Ryan Poppe, and Chronicle...


Dec 7, 2018

The nation paused this week to pay tribute to former President George Herbert Walker Bush, who was laid to rest at his presidential library on the campus at Texas A&M University in College Station. 
Meantime, the Republican Party of Texas was working overtime to prove the organization is inclusive while some among their...