January 10, 2012 8:40 pm
What Do South Carolina Voters Want?
Texas Governor Rick Perry has been touring South Carolina for three days. He'll be traveling pillar to post across the state over the next 11, hoping to convince Republican voters he's worth their vote. What are South Carolina Republicans are looking for?
December 29, 2011 11:39 pm
Perry Hopes To Gain Momentum In Iowa
Texas Governor Rick Perry has been traveling around Iowa the last couple of weeks, trying to gain some momentum going into next week's Iowa caucuses.
December 21, 2011 2:29 pm
Bobby Jindal Joins Perry's Iowa Bus Tour
With two weeks to the first vote of the 2012 presidential race, Texas Governor Rick Perry revved up his bus tour of Iowa Tuesday — bring a long-time supporter along for the ride.
December 20, 2011 6:45 pm
Perry's Pension Not A Problem In Iowa
Texas Governor Rick Perry continues to face criticism in his home state over the discovery that he started taking his state employee retirement in January and still being paid to be the Governor of Texas. But on the road to the GOP presidential primaries, he's not facing the same kind of criticism.
June 23, 2009 9:12 pm
Both Sides Claim Victory in Bolivar Beach Front
Governor Rick Perry has allowed a bill containing a controversial amendment to become law without his signature. That amendment — tacked on by Representative Wayne Christian — allows him and his neighbors to rebuild their beach-front houses, which were destroyed by Hurricane Ike. Even so, Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson says that won't happen, as Ben Philpott reports from Austin.
May 14, 2009 9:49 pm
Lawmakers Last Minute Dash
In Austin, time is running out the Legislature. With only three weeks left in the session, lawmakers are pushing furiously to get their bills to the House and Senate floors so tehy'll have a chance of passing. Ben Philpott reports from Austin.
May 6, 2009 9:52 pm
Business Tax Stimulus Clash
In Austin, the Texas House has given initial approval to a bill that would exempt about forty-thousand small businesses from paying the state's business tax. Eliminating this tax has been a priority for just about every lawmaker this session. Ben Philpott reports from Austin.
April 29, 2009 8:20 am
Texas Bill Encourages Universities to Compete for Tier One Status
The movement to create more so called "Tier One" universities in Texas has taken a step forward in the state Legislature. Ben Philpott reports from Austin.
January 12, 2009 1:28 am
State Budget '09 Preview Part Two
State legislatures all over the country are facing lower revenues and budget
cuts because of the national recession. That's not the case in Texas, but state
lawmakers are still worried. In part 2 of his series on the legislative session that
begins tomorrow, reporter Ben Philpott says no one can say which programs will
be cut or reduced, if any.
January 9, 2009 10:34 pm
State Budget '09 Preview Part One
The 2009 Texas Legislative session starts next week, and state lawmakers will have 140 days to wade through thousands of bills. The only bill they absolutely have to pass is the state budget. Today in the first of a 2 part series on the session, reporter Ben Philpott reports passing the massive spending bill could be more difficult this year, considering the national economy.
November 25, 2008 12:18 am
Paying Respects to Jim Mattox
The body of former Texas Attorney General Jim Mattox is lying-in-state at the Texas Capitol today. Ben Philpott reports family and friends have been stopping by this afternoon to pay their final respects to a man with a long political career.
January 25, 2008 5:00 am
Voter ID Debate in Texas