Hearings Begin

A day after a three judge panel convened to update the status of the state’s redistricting legal battles, a Senate committee met Thursday to take up the issue.

The governor called lawmakers back to ratify the interim maps that were drawn by the court just in time to hold the 2012 Texas primaries, and the author of the bill was originally set on not accepting any amendments to those maps. But it looks like that has changed.

Statewide Shuffle

With Susan Combs out of the 2014 picture, Republican candidates are coming out of the woodwork. Our Capital Commentators, Harold Cook and Ted Delisi, joined us to look at how it could all shake out.

Transparency Check

Transparency was the buzzword at the start of session, but is the window on state government staying shut?

We spoke with Jay Root of the Texas Tribune about whether those efforts led anywhere.