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Texas Lawmakers Restore Funding For Schools

Reuters | Posted 07.26.2013 | Politics

By Corrie MacLaggan AUSTIN, Texas, May 26 (Reuters) - Texas lawmakers on Sunday gave final approval to a two-year budget that restores...

Texas Budget Proposal Calls For Increased Spending

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

(Adds comment from legislator) By Corrie MacLaggan AUSTIN, Texas, April 4 (Reuters) - The Texas House of Representative...

Why Rick Perry's Texas Reminds Me of the Soviet Union

Jason Stanford | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Whenever a Texas Republican makes the national news for saying that "ping-pongs are more dangerous than guns", for alerting Anderson Cooper to the dan...

More Than Money: Education Must Be a Priority

Alyssa Granacki | Posted 03.25.2013 | Education
Alyssa Granacki

Policy makers have yet to offer schools concrete solutions of how to run more efficiently on lower funds. Without new solutions, the budget cuts have debilitated our schools and left them unprepared for an influx of new students.

Perry Message Called 'Certainly Insulting'

Reuters | Posted 03.10.2013 | Politics

By Corrie MacLaggan AUSTIN, Texas, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Texas Governor Rick Perry urged state lawmakers on Tuesday to resist pressure to ...

Lucia Graves

Rick Perry's Budget Leaves Texans In Bind Amidst Historic Wildfires

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As wildfires engulfed her Bastrop County, Texas, neighborhood on Sunday, Betty Dunkerley was forced to evacuate her home for safer groun...

Jon Ward

Rick Perry Hits Back At Bachmann Super PAC

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rick Perry this week came under fire from both of the other two top candidates in the Republican presidential primary, and on Thursday a...

Perry Bashes Stimulus, But Texas Doesn't Walk The Walk On Federal Funds

Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics

Perry and the Stimulus: It's Complicated by Ross Ramsey, The Texas Tribune 3 hours ago ...

Rick Perry's Claim Exposes Disconnect With Texas Conservatives

The Texas Tribune | Morgan Smith | Posted 08.24.2011 | Politics

The country's longest-serving governor naturally depends on the accomplishments of the state Legislature to bolster his presidential bona fides. But P...

Texas Higher Ed In Turmoil Over Conservative Policy Proposals

AP | By PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 08.05.2011 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas -- When barbecue research is second-guessed in Texas, the turmoil in higher education must be getting serious. Responding to soaring tu...

Texas Plans To Cut Budget Of Agency Battling Wildfires

Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics

AUSTIN, Tex (Reuters) - Texas lawmakers are set to slash funding for the agency responsible for fighting wildfires in the midst of a historic wild...

Texas Taxpayers Finance Formula One Auto Races As Schools Layoff Teachers

Bloomberg News | Darrell Preston & Aaron Kuriloff | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics

Texas, which may balance its budget by firing thousands of teachers, plans to commit $25 million in state funds to Formula One auto racing each year f...

Texas Turmoil: Thousands Of Educators Protest Budget Cuts At Capitol

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

As spring break kicks off, thousands of educators from around the state are hardly vacationing. Instead, they're protesting budget cuts at the state c...

Texas Cutting $5 Billion From Public Schools

AP | APRIL CASTRO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

AUSTIN, Texas — Public education in Texas is facing billions in proposed budget cuts that would include slashing arts education, pre-kindergarte...