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Judge Blocks Portion of Texas Abortion Law

Judge Blocks Portion of Texas Abortion Law

A federal judge in Austin has struck another blow to the state's new abortion laws. District Judge Lee Yeakel heard testimony regarding the ambulatory surgical center provision earlier this month. He ruled Friday afternoon that the portion of the law requiring medical and structural upgrades is unconstitutional. 08/29/2014 04:55 PM

Exclusive: Perry’s Taxpayer Funded Legal Bill Hits Six Figures

Exclusive: Perry’s Taxpayer Funded Legal Bill Hits Six Figures

Gov. Rick Perry spent nearly $133,000 in state money on his legal defense – more than the $80,000 previously reported. The governor faces two felony charges stemming from his 2013 threat to cut funding to the Public Integrity Unit if Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg did not resign following her drunken driving conviction. 08/29/2014 03:50 PM

Davis Responds to Abbott’s Decision to Cancel Debate

Davis Responds to Abbott’s Decision to Cancel Debate

Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott has backed out of the only scheduled statewide televised debate before the November election. The debate, which was to be hosted by WFAA-TV, was set to be held in Dallas on Sept. 30. 08/29/2014 12:20 PM

Abbott, Davis Mum on Perry Indictment

Abbott, Davis Mum on Perry Indictment

Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis haven't said much about Gov. Rick Perry's indictment. The two gubernatorial candidates have been carrying on business-as-usual on their respective campaign trails. TWC News’ Leann Wallace has more. 08/25/2014 03:50 PM

PIU Cases on Hold after Perry’s Funding Veto

PIU Cases on Hold after Perry’s Funding Veto

After Gov. Rick Perry cut funding from the Public Integrity Unit, hundreds of cases have been put on hold. Investigators with the agency says 400 felony level tax and insurance fraud investigations allegedly committed against the State of Texas are not being investigated because the unit doesn't have enough staff or resources. Our Jeff Stensland has more. 08/22/2014 08:19 AM

Gov. Perry in New Hampshire During Pre-Trial Hearing

Gov. Perry in New Hampshire During Pre-Trial Hearing

Texas governor Rick Perry has an arraignment hearing today for his two felony indictments handed down by a grand jury one week ago, but will not be in court. Instead the governor is scheduled to be in New Hampshire today, which is the site of the first presidential primary in 2016. His legal team is expected to appear in court on his behalf. 08/22/2014 07:28 AM

Days After Booking, Perry Talks ISIS in Washington

Days After Booking, Perry Talks ISIS in Washington

Gov. Rick Perry made his first public appearance outside Texas since being indicted by a grand jury last week. On Thursday, he delivered a speech before an influential conservative group in the nation's capital. Our Washington Bureau Reporter Geoff Bennett was there and has details. 08/21/2014 01:08 PM

Perry to Use Campaign Funds to Pay Lawyer Fees

Perry to Use Campaign Funds to Pay Lawyer Fees

Gov. Rick Perry announced that his legal bills to fight his two felony indictments will be paid for with campaign funds, not tax payer dollars. A spokesperson for the governor said in a statement Thursday the charges were an "assault on the Constitution" and will not be an "assault on the tax payers as well." Updated 08/21/2014 10:34 AM

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