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Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

State sued for ‘stifling the Texas craft beer renaissance’

Three Texas breweries filed a lawsuit against the state on Wednesday seeking to to overturn a 2013 law they say violates the Texas Constitution by forcing them to give away their territorial distribution rights for free.

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Fight over payday loans, from capitol to campaign trail

In Texas, where payday and auto-title lending is a $4-billion-a-year industry with some 3,500 businesses, there are no limits on fees or loan sizes. Texans take out larger loans and pay higher fees than consumers in the...

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Senators talk legalizing casinos in Texas

A proposed constitutional amendment to legalize casino gaming might see substantial changes before the Senate Committee on Business and Commerce votes on it.

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

Texas mulls alternatives to the gas tax

Over the next several months, hundreds of electric and plug-in hybrid cars will arrive in Texas cities. The vehicles will emit little pollution and generally be far cheaper to operate than conventional vehicles. For the state government,...

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Renewables, drilling among upcoming energy bills

Energy, a huge chunk of the Texas economy, is never far from the agenda at the Legislature. This year, Sunset Advisory Commission reviews of oil and gas and electricity regulators will keep the sector in the spotlight...

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