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Big states missing out on online sales taxes for the holidays

WASHINGTON – Big states such as California, New York and Texas will likely miss out on millions in sales tax revenue this holiday shopping season because they have failed to implement laws and …

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With Democrats taking over U.S. House, GOP-heavy Texas delegation could see more retirements

It's not a lot of fun to be a U.S. House Republican in Texas these days. Since Donald Trump was sworn in as president two years ago, the Texas delegation in Congress has undergone extraordinary change.

Federal officials tell Texas to go beyond plan for special education overhaul

Federal officials said Texas should be doing even more to improve special education — and they're planning a visit early next year to check.In an October letter, officials from the U.S. Department …

Despite prior differences, hardline conservatives cautiously optimistic about Dennis Bonnen as speaker

It was a Sunday night in the middle of August, and the Texas House Freedom Caucus had grown frustrated with state Rep. Dennis Bonnen.

Beto O’Rourke. Julián Castro. John Cornyn. 2020 already looms large in Texas.

Like it or not, the 2020 election cycle has already arrived in Texas. Votes were still being tallied in the Nov. 6 midterm elections...

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FCC chief tells phone companies to crack down on robocalls, or else. Sort of

The head of the Federal Communications Commission got on his high horse this week and told phone companies they better do something about robocalls. Or else."Combating illegal robocalls is our top …

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