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Government & Public Policy

News about politics and government.

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.



Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

Updated 10:25 p.m.

With all precincts reporting, a special election Tuesday to fill Carlos Uresti’s seat for Senate District 19 ended with no candidate receiving more than 50 percent of the votes. 

U.S. Government

As migrant parents and children are reunited in San Antonio and in other parts of the state, one Texas congressman learned what the government plans to do with children left behind after their parents were deported.