It's a wishlist of projects with an overarching goal of mitigating flooding across the most disaster-prone state in the nation.
As natural gas booms around the Marcellus Shale, nearby residents continue to feel the burden of the industry's growth.
Roger Hanshaw, a Republican lawyer from Clay County, represents natural gas companies and gas industry lobby groups in his private legal practice while voting on measures that directly affect their businesses.
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice currently has an ombudsman within the agency, but two state politicians argue that making the position independent will lead to more objectivity.
Lost in the excitement around the legislation is the fact that water agencies have no way to measure how much water their customers use indoors.
There is brimming triangular tension between local, state, and national governing bodies about how cities should best protect their citizenry from gun violence.
Through shifting control of land use policy from local to regional governments, SB 827 wants to reduce the Golden State's cost of housing.
Regardless of whether states embrace or resist the new tax law, they could lose an opportunity to help thousands of children attend college.