After the Department of State Health Services neglected to include front-line essential workers in the latest phase of the vaccine rollout, grocery store workers juggle stressful work while waiting for the vaccine.
Instead the governor’s address focuses on his five priorities. Every two years, the Texas governor gives a State of the State address to the Legislature. It’s a chance for the state’s leader to broadcast his priorities.
Texas will soon begin a program to test drinking water in thousands of elementary schools and child care facilities across the state following an update to federal standards on lead and copper exposure.
Census Bureau revealed Wednesday that the detailed results lawmakers need to reconfigure congressional and state legislative districts won’t be available until at least two months after the end of the regular 2021 legislative session.
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, unsuccessfully pushed for similar federal legislation. Abbott's support comes as Texas intensive care units are filling up with coronavirus patients.
Las Vegas Sands has hired 51 lobbyists to push for the expansion of gambling in Texas.
The governor has floated cutting off access to tax revenue and limiting cities’ annexation powers like Austin.
A recent EPA decision will allow Texas to regulate water discharges from oil drilling operations. Some lawmakers see a future water supply for the state in the decision, while environmental groups — and some scientists — warn it could be risky.
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