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Legislature 2015

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

Dripping Springs, Texas’ new wedding capital, greets gay couples

When Austinites Tavanya Wright and Amber Gregg got engaged last spring, the two women weren't expecting to be able to get legally married in Texas. Now, their ceremony in October will be recognized by the state — and it will take place in Dripping Springs, which lawmakers recently named the wedding capital of Texas.

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

House says ‘I do’ to designating Dripping Springs as ‘Wedding Capital of Texas’

Legislators approved a proposal Wednesday by Republican Jason Isaac that would name Dripping Springs as the state wedding capital.

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Commentary: The Christian case for legalizing marijuana

State Rep. DAVID SIMPSON writes, “I don’t believe that when God made marijuana he made a mistake that government needs to fix. The time has come for a thoughtful discussion of the prudence of our prohibition approach...

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

By the Numbers: The ‘how much’ and ‘where from’ of Texas’ financial forecast

$113 billion. That’s how much money Texas legislators have to work with as they craft the state’s budget, according to Comptroller Glenn Hegar’s biennial revenue estimate released on Monday . The comptroller’s estimate serves as a cap...

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Abbott plans to add $4 billion to road funding

Gov.-elect Greg Abbott wants to add $4 billion each year to build and maintain Texas roads, nearly closing the annual budget shortfall at the Texas Department of Transportation.

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Senator’s bill would tie tuition, fee increases to inflation

Tuition and fees at the state's public colleges and universities would be capped at their current levels and only be permitted to grow at the rate of inflation under a bill filed Tuesday by state Sen. Charles...

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