By Eric Galatas Texas News Service AUSTIN, Texas – In order for Texas to meet its infrastructure and public works obligations — making sure bridges don’t collapse and schools and parks are open for business — costs need to be shared fairly among taxpayers, according to a new report from the Center for Public Policy Priorities.
By Richard Lee Senate Media Services (Austin) The Senate passed its version of the state budget on Tuesday, approving $211 billion in state and federal funds to pay for state services over the next two years. Finance Committee Chair Jane Nelson, who led the Senate’s appropriation efforts, said the budget maintains the conservative philosophy […]
By Eric Galatas Texas News Service AUSTIN, Texas – Texas workers are planning a new round of protests for higher wages on tax day.
By Heather Graham-Ashley III Corps and Fort Hood Public Affairs FORT HOOD, Texas (April 7, 2015) — Near- and long-term changes in Army force strength, retirement and compensation were heavy on the minds of the 22 Fort Hood Soldiers, who addressed Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno during a virtual town hall held here, […]
One in Five Texas Households Went Hungry in 2014 By Eric Galatas Texas News Service AUSTIN, Texas – While Congress considers cuts to safety-net programs such as food stamps – now known as SNAP benefits – a new report by the Food Research and Action Center shows that millions of Americans still are struggling to put food […]
By Richard Lee Senate Media Services (Austin) Prospective teachers would have a more rigorous path to the classroom and stronger continuing education under a pair off bills passed by the Senate Tuesday. Forty percent of Texas public school teachers are certified under the alternative certification program, where people who have college degrees but didn’t study […]
More Children Benefiting from Better Nutrition Standards By Eric Galatas Texas News Service AUSTIN, Texas – School breakfast is getting healthier and reaching more children, according to new analysis by the Food Research and Action Center.
Lawmakers to Hear Series of Religious Refusal Laws By Eric Galatas Texas News Service AUSTIN, Texas – While outrage continues to grow over religious-refusal laws passed in Indiana, Texas lawmakers are considering at least 20 bills critics say would discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.