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Monday, May 2, 2011Osama bin Laden, the face of global terrorism and architect of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, was killed in a firefight with elite American forces Monday, then quickly buried at sea in a stunning finale to a furtive decade on the run. READ MORE >>
Wednesday, April 13, 2011A state judge in Austin ruled on Monday that State Farm Insurance owes nearly $350 million to customers overcharged on premiums from 2003 to 2008. 1.2 million customers are expected to be paid on average $200 to $300 each. State Farm has indicated it will appeal the decision. READ MORE >>
Friday, April 1, 2011The Texas House tentatively agreed to use more than $3.1 billion from the Rainy Day Fund Thursday as part of a package of legislation intended to help pay the state's bills for the remaining five months of the 2011 budget. Both Democrats and Republicans agreed to tap the fund in the 142-2 vote, though Democrats made repeated pleas to use more. READ MORE >>
Wednesday, March 30, 2011The House Ways and Means Committee heard testimony Monday on a bill that would require Internet retailers to collect state sales tax if the company has a connection to Texas. Supporters say the bill could bring in millions of dollars in new sales taxes at a time when the state is facing a $23 billion budget shortfall. READ MORE >>
Wednesday, March 16, 2011Gov. Rick Perry and Texas House leaders ended a stalemate Tuesday by agreeing to use about one-third of the state's reserve fund to plug a budget deficit in the current fiscal year and to make $800 million in spending cuts to state agencies. Shortly after Perry and House Speaker Joe Strauss announced they had reached an agreement to tap $3. READ MORE >>
Wednesday, February 23, 2011Texas Rep. Harvey Hilderbran of Kerrville has filed legislation aimed at elevating public safety and protecting animal health by strengthening the insurance and record-keeping requirements for privately-owned dangerous wildlife such as lions and gorillas. READ MORE >>
Friday, February 18, 2011Putting his own stamp on a long-standing Republican priority, President Barack Obama is launching a drive to overhaul state medical malpractice laws and cut down on wasteful tests doctors perform because they fear lawsuits. READ MORE >>
Tuesday, February 15, 2011On issues ranging from the air we breathe to the noise factories make, business leaders want the government to stay out of their way. And the Republicans, looking toward the 2012 elections, are listening.
The House's principal investigative panel, the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, t... READ MORE >>
Tuesday, February 1, 2011A federal judge in Florida struck down President Barack Obama’s landmark healthcare overhaul as unconstitutional Monday in the biggest legal challenge yet to federal authority to enact the law.
U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson ruled that the reform law’s so-called individual mandate ... READ MORE >>
Wednesday, January 26, 2011Bank of America Corp.’s Countrywide mortgage unit has been sued by investors claiming they were victimized in a “massive fraud” when they bought mortgage-backed securities. The lawsuit was filed on Monday in a New York state court by 12 plaintiffs including the TIAA-CREF fund family, New York Life Insurance Co. READ MORE >>