Government & Public Policy

News about politics and government.

Ryan Poppe

Lawmakers at the state Capitol are trying to determine what measures they might take during the upcoming legislative session to provide Texas teachers with better financial incentives to remain in their current district.


Gov. Abbott Proposes Bail Reform After Death Of Trooper

Aug 7, 2018
Will Burney / KWBU

Governor Greg Abbott has his sights set on bail reform during the upcoming legislative session.

Abbott held a news conference Tuesday at the Texas Department of Public Safety in Waco to propose the Damon Allen Act, named for a state trooper who was shot and killed during a routine traffic stop in 2017.

Ryan Poppe

New polling data said more than half of Texans polled  approve of Gov. Greg Abbott's job performance. President Donald Trump's performance? Not so much.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

Updated Aug. 2 11:25 a.m.

The results from last night's special election for Senate District 19 are in, and a district that has been a Democratic stronghold for 35 years might be on the verge of a Republican takeover.

Ryan Poppe / TPR News

A group representing 22 recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program plans to defend it in federal court.