Government & Public Policy

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David Martin Davies / Texas Public Radio

Gov. Greg Abbott announced his office will provide $2.3 million to support the continued recovery efforts for survivors impacted by the Sutherland Springs church shooting.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld most of Senate Bill 4, the so-called anti-sanctuary cities bill. The decision by a three judge panel Tuesday overturns a lower court ruling that blocked portions of the law last year.

Ryan Poppe / Texas Public Radio

San Antonio State Rep. Roland Gutierrez made it official on Saturday at Brook City-Base: He's running to replace embattled State. Sen. Carlos Uresti, who was convicted on 11 counts of fraud and money laundering charges in February. Gutierrez announced his campaign even though Uresti has not left his Senate seat.

Katie Bailey / The Texas Tribune

Plus: Tariffs, Trump, and a West Texas woman with 46 grandkids

Ryan E. Poppe / Texas Public Radio

Texas’ leading senator in Washington D.C. echoes the worries of other Texas Republicans that President Trump's plan to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum would be bad for the U.S. economy and ultimately spark a trade war.