Governor Greg Abbott

July 8, 2019, 9am PDT
Texas overhauled its property tax system with two bills in June. The debate about the consequences of that bill continues.
The Texas Tribune
June 20, 2019, 2pm PDT
Local governments didn't want the Texas State Legislature to approved HB 2439, but now the bill is officially law. Some communities worry that they can no longer control the aesthetics of new development.
NBC DFW
October 13, 2018, 1pm PDT
Driven by foreign demand, a surge in West Texas oil production is having adverse effects on the local populace, and contributes to climate change at a crucial moment.
The Texas Tribune
March 27, 2018, 7am PDT
The state of Texas gives an early indication of the potential scale of the new Opportunity Zones program—an emerging program that will be rolling out across the country in the coming days and weeks.
Urban Edge
March 3, 2018, 7am PST
The scale of the housing recovery effort means some jobs normally handles by FEMA have fallen to the Texas General Land Office.
Texas Tribune
September 15, 2017, 1pm PDT
Along the Mexican border, Texas "colonias" have often gone without basic infrastructure. Saying it'll cut bureaucracy, Governor Greg Abbott removed funding for a program that helps residents access government services.
Governing
July 25, 2017, 9am PDT
The Texas Legislature and executive branch is continuing to wage a battle against local control, this time pursuing a land use law that would undermine zoning code changes, such as the current CodeNEXT process in Austin.
Austin American-Statesman
May 18, 2017, 10am PDT
Bucking Texas political stereotypes, Houston is standing by its immigrant community. One reason: the city is one of country's most racially diverse.
Los Angeles Times