Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today released the Tax Exemptions and Tax Incidence report, as required by state law. The report estimates the value of each exemption, exclusion,…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – After announcing the support of 109 members of the Texas House in his bid for the speakership, presumptive Speaker Dennis Bonnen (R–Angleton) and Lt. Gov. Dan…

“I am announcing today that I am a filed candidate for Speaker of the Texas House.” Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — “After thoughtful consideration with my family, I have decided…

Three candidates vie for slot on Texas' oil and gas regulatory agency

A historic oil and gas boom is underway in West Texas. Jerod Foster for The Texas Tribune Texas has been a key oil-and-gas-producing state for more than a century. It’s…

We must be aggressive about protecting the tools that foster Local Economic Growth & Job Creation By Beverly Powell Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — Many Austin politicos are talking about…

Makes good on first ever GOP Caucus endorsement in open seat with strong support from Lt. Governor, et al . . . Flores is the first Hispanic Republican Senator and his…

We’ve entered the home stretch of what is sometimes referred to in Austin as “The Interim.” Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — It’s been just a little over a year since…

Hurricane Harvey becomes focal point in Houston-area races for Congress

Jeremy Boutor removes personal items on an air mattress from his home in a neighborhood along Eldridge Parkway, flooded by waters released from Addicks Reservoir on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017,…

The Tax Man is Lurking in the Shadows. Get Your Flashlight On! PART III of “The Craymer Series”: There is no permanent Property Tax Rate. New Rates are set each year at…

Texas Supreme Court strikes down Laredo's plastic bag ban, likely ending others

The Texas Supreme Court handed a loss to local government on Friday, ruling that a Laredo ban on plastic bags violates state law. The decision imperils other cities’ bans across the…

Potential “Censure Resolution” will Define Texas’ GOP Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — Historically, state political conventions come and go with little consequence — other than a few embarrassing headlines…

‘Paid Time-Off’, ‘Fair-Chance Hiring’, ‘Predictive Scheduling’ and ‘Expedited Permitting’ are just the latest in a series of ordinances Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — “Paid ‘Sick-Leave’ should really be more accurately described as ‘Paid…

Measures to improve school safety include increased school security and addressing mental health issues Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas –  (CARROLLTON) – Representative Ron Simmons (R-Carrollton) commended Governor Greg Abbott’s…

“The Conservative Coalition has about 65 of the 95 House Republicans as members, and we’re discussing what needs to be done next session.” Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — “There are…

Livestream: A symposium on rebuilding after Hurricane Harvey

The Texas Tribune is presenting a symposium on rebuilding the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Harvey. During this daylong event in Corpus Christi, we will explore the storm’s effects on the…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – (HOUSTON, TX) – Texans for Dan Patrick issued a statement today following a press release by out-going House Speaker Joe Straus regarding his involvement…

Seeking change & compromise in the midst of critical needs and political unrest By Mary Scott Nabers Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — The collection of Toll Road Fees became such…

Texas regulator says "misunderstanding" is making millennials shun oilfield jobs

If you ask Wayne Christian, the biggest threat to the oil and gas industry in Texas is millennials — and a general public that’s been brainwashed into thinking that fossil…

Facts Beat Fiction in Ugly Republican Primaries By Cory Hawkins Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — Congratulations, Texas Republican Primary Voters. You didn’t fall for the ridiculous lies, mailed to…

Rep. Wayne Faircloth Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – This interim has been very busy, to say the least.  From the Special Legislative Session, called by the Governor of Texas,…