GOP Maneuver Aims to Give
Bill Renewed Lease on Life
Welfare drug testing plan appears dead at midnight as Republican suggests time trick.
House Leaders Push for Vote
to Buy Time on Water Measure
Speaker reveals plans on motion to suspend deadlines on SJR 1 in sign of potential distress.
House Pair's Role in Negotiations
Fuels New Rift on Budget Accord
Senate leaders see deal as official despite Bonnen and Huberty parts at bargaining table.
Senate Could Stall on Tax Bills Amid House Budget Wavering
Bills Boost Government Muscle
and Size with Some Exceptions
Budget Pact Critics Need Straus Team Defections to Kill Package
House Leaders Faced Tricky
Dilemma in Budget Standoff
Democrats Win Big Concessions
in Deal on State Budget Package
Senate Panel Scales Back Tax
Plan as Clock Becomes Factor
Speaker Speculates on Villain
Portrayal as Dems' Motivation
Hailey's Comment: Game of Chicken Under Way as House Pulls Fast One on SJR 1
Senate might hold education funds hostage to show House two can play one-up game.
Texas House Sophomore and Freshmen Rankings Show Power of Position
Committee posts that Straus bestows trump lack of experience in House with seniority premium.
Lobby Power Rankings:
10th Anniversary Chart Reflects Field Where Young
industry undergoes major transformation as market
floods with new star power galore.