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Duncan discusses historic night in Senate chamber
State Senator Robert Duncan, R-Lubbock, caught the brunt of a loud and raucous display at the tail end of the first special session Tuesday night. Video Video
Judge rules Texas school funding system unconstitutional
After about a three-month trial, District Judge John Dietz ruled in favor of 600-plus school districts that the state's public school funding system is unconstitutional. Video Video
Texas Comptroller reports big jump in revenue
The state comptroller estimates that Texas will generate $92.6 billion in general revenue in 2014-2015, a major jump in tax collection from the last two-year budget cycle. Susan Combs released the estimate Monday, the day before the 83rd Texas Legislature convenes. She also reported $8.8 billion in surplus revenue
Texas Voter ID Law shot down by D.C. court
Thursday was the second day in a row that a federal panel in Washington D.C. overturned a Texas case involving the way we vote, calling both "discriminatory". Video Video
Holder addresses Texas Voter ID law; FOX 34 offers in-depth analysis
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder called the Texas photo ID requirement for voters a "poll tax". FOX 34 continues its in-depth political coverage. Video Video
Kiser, Rugeley delve into U.S. Senate runoffs
David Dewhurst and Ted Cruz prepare for a runoff for a spot on the GOP ballot in November; Paul Sadler and Grady Yarbrough will fight it out on the Democratic side. FOX 34's Kurt Kiser and political scientist Cindy Rugeley delve into each race. Video Video
Remaining GOP Senate candidates battle over who is more conservative
Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst and former state Solicitor General Ted Cruz will woo the conservative vote between now and their runoff July 31. Video Video
Wage gap costs Texas women billions
In Texas, women are paid 80 cents for every dollar paid to men. The news is worse for African-American women, who earn 76 cents against each dollar paid to a male. Latinas fare even worse , earning only 58 cents on the dollar. Video Video
Texas Board of Education May Expand
Lubbock's representative to the SBOE, Bob Craig, represents more than 70 counties. Redistricting Chairman Burt Solomons says one person cannot effectively represent 1.6 million people.
Texas on bottom rung of water report
A study by the National Resources Defense Council says 29 states are prepared for growing threats to their water supplies.
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