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Texas Take

Jan 24, 2019

The debate over the federal government shutdown in Washington has become emotional with senators shouting at each other on the Senate floor and Sen. Ted Cruz taking the brunt of the criticism from those who argue he has trivialized shutdowns in the past.

Back in Austin, tensions in the Texas Senate between Lt. Gov. Dan...


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...