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Van Taylor

Bob Daemmrich for The Texas Tribune

It's official: State Sen. Van Taylor, R-Plano, is running for Congress.

Bob Daemmrich for The Texas Tribune

The Texas Senate, passing the first bill of the 2017 legislative session, unanimously approved an ethics reform package that watchdogs say will help curb conflicts of interest and shed more light on the private dealings of state elected officials.

First Day of Legislative Filing Draws More Than 350 Bills

Nov 11, 2014
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.

Bill Zeeble / KERA News

It was going to be one North Texan or the other. State Sen. Ken Paxton of McKinney beat longtime Dallas State Rep. Dan Branch in a landslide in the Republican attorney general runoff.