House Sends Campaign Disclosure Bill to Perry
Updated May 14, 1:40 p.m. A divisive measure requiring the disclosure of certain unreported political donors passed the Texas House on a 95-52 vote on Tuesday, denying the Texas Senate’s desire to have it back in its clutches. The measure, which passed Tuesday with little of Monday’s debate, now heads to Gov. Rick Perry’s desk. [...]
Texas House pushes for more aggressive rainy day investing
AUSTIN — The state comptroller would have to take a bit more risk investing most of the money in the rainy day fund under a bill the House approved Thursday. Rep. Dan Branch, R-Dallas, said his measure is about “being safe” with taxpayer dollars but also “being a better steward.” Even if Comptroller Susan Combs [...]
After Plant Explosion, Texas Remains Wary of Regulation
WEST, Tex. — Five days after an explosion at a fertilizer plant leveled a wide swath of this town, Gov. Rick Perry tried to woo Illinois business officials by trumpeting his state’s low taxes and limited regulations. Asked about the disaster, Mr. Perry responded that more government intervention and increased spending on safety inspections would [...]
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