After three days of testimony, the decision has been made. Visiting judge David Peeples denied a petition to remove Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg from office Wednesday, allowing her to keep her job.

Meanwhile, more Texans are signing up for health insurance under the troubled federal online exchange. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, about 14,000 Texans enrolled in October and November. That’s more than any other state except Florida, but it’s still far short of where the Obama Administration expected it to be at this time.

In Wednesday’s Capital Tonight, we heard from Lehmberg after the ruling was announced, and we talked to policy experts about what the latest enrollment numbers mean.

CAMPAIGN STRATEGY

It can be hard for political campaigns to engage voters this time of year, but when you’re running for the state’s top spot like Attorney General Greg Abbott and Senator Wendy Davis,
there are very few breaks. We looked at how the two candidates strategies differ at this point in the campaign.

BUDGET DEAL

In Washington, members of Congress are weighing in on a new, bipartisan spending deal announced Tuesday night. The bipartisan budget agreement negotiated by Republican Rep. Paul Ryan and Democratic Sen. Patty Murray is getting a cautious — though mostly positive — reception from House Republicans.