Government

Government
10:58 am
Mon February 16, 2015

Texas Vs. The Feds: A Look At The Lawsuits

photo illustration by: Todd Wiseman / Marjorie Kamys Cotera / Pete Souza Texas Tribune

During his time as attorney general, now-Gov. Greg Abbott made his lawsuits against the Obama administration — 31 in total — a point of pride. The attorney general’s office provided cost estimates for 29 of the cases, which totaled about $4.25 million.

Read more
Government
11:21 am
Tue February 10, 2015

A Bedford Lawmaker Wants A Statewide Ban On Red Light Cameras

Shutterstock

More than 11,000 residents in Arlington have signed a petition to remove the city's red light cameras. The City Council voted Tuesday to put the issue on the May ballot. 

But a Republican state House member from Bedford wants to go a step further. State Rep. Jonathan Stickland filed a bill for a statewide ban on red light cameras -- and he sat down with KERA to talk about why he wants to eliminate the cameras.  

Read more
Government
10:31 am
Mon February 9, 2015

Watch Obama, Merkel In White House Press Conference

President Obama during an earlier press conference.
White House/YouTube

President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared at a press conference Monday morning. If you missed it, here's the video.

Read more
Government
5:32 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Governor-Elect Abbott Brings Agenda To North Texas

Texas Gov.-Elect Greg Abbott, center, is surrounded by North Texas Legislators in Arlington Tuesday.
Bill Zeeble KERA News

Texas Governor-elect Greg Abbott was in Arlington Tuesday to talk with local lawmakers about his priorities heading into his new job and the January legislative session.

Read more
Government
6:36 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Marcos Ronquillo Enters Dallas Mayor's Race

Marcos Ronquillo stands on a pot hole on Samuell Blvd to make his point that Dallas infrastructure needs more attention than it's getting now
Bill Zeeble KERA News

Attorney Marcos Ronquillo announced his plans to challenge Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings in the May 2015 municipal election Thursday. 

Read more
Government
7:53 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Uber, Lyft Get The Green Light To Operate Legally In Dallas

It was a full house in the Dallas City Council chamber Wednesday where members discussed a controversial transportation ordinance that would include ride-share services including Lyft and Uber.
Bill Zeeble KERA News

Months after controversy erupted, the Dallas City Council on Wednesday approved new rules that will regulate Uber, Lyft and other car-sharing services in the city. The vote was 13-2.

Read more
Government
6:40 am
Thu December 4, 2014

Veterans' Mental Health Care: 'Filling In The Gaps'

Shutterstock

The state moves forward today on a project to improve mental health services for veterans.

Read more
Government
6:14 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Catholic Charities Gets Ready For New Clients: Republicans Prepare Their Next Move

Catholic Charities CEO Arne Nelson and its Director of Immigration and Legal Services, Vanna Slaughter welcomed President Obama's executive order on immigration reform. It will help thousands of clients they work with every day
Bill Zeeble KERA News

Catholic Charities and other advocates for immigrants are making plans to deal with 180,000 North Texans covered by the policy change President Obama unveiled Thursday night. So how’s the idea playing on both sides of the issue?

Read more
Government
11:30 am
Thu November 13, 2014

John Cornyn Picked to Be Next Senate Majority Whip

U.S. Senator John Cornyn will be the first Texan to serve as Senate majority whip since Lyndon Johnson from 1951-1953.
Texas Tribune/Flickr

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas will be the Senate's next majority whip, Republicans in the upper chamber decided in a Thursday morning vote.

Read more
Government
2:28 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

First Day of Legislative Filing Draws More Than 350 Bills

Anneke Paterson The Texas Tribune

There might still be two months before the 84th legislative session starts, but eager lawmakers aren't waiting to get their legislation on the table.

Read more

Pages