Government & Public Policy

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Vince Kong / Texas Public Radio

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus is concerned a special grant program doesn't help Texas businesses equally, and he shared those concerns with Gov. Greg Abbott.


Jesse K. Alwin / United States Marine Corp.

There’s no denying it: Texas is facing a shortage of physicians just as the state’s population ages, and an influx of retirees relocate to Texas.

Meanwhile, state lawmakers and the medical community are trying to figure out a solution to the growing problem.


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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is appearing on Capitol Hill for a second day of hearings about protecting its users' data.

Liam James Doyle / NPR

Live coverage begins at 1:15 p.m.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is testifying on Capitol Hill to answer questions about protecting user data.

Paul Flahive

Several hundred heavily armed people marched through Olmos Park Saturday. Marchers were protesting the tazing and arrest of Open Carry Texas leader CJ Grisham last month.


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