The novel coronavirus has paralyzed the country’s politics. It’s unclear if the U.S. House of Representatives can physically return to the capitol and pass emergency relief for millions of Texans. More: https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/politics/inside-politics/texas-politics/inside-texas-politics-dallas-mayor-calls-for-economic-relief-for-texans-out-of-work-due-to-covid-19/287-6967ab87-7dd1-4671-9083-d5f9b6faf17d
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A small Texas school district reopens classrooms for summer school
About 80 Premont ISD students of all ages will be inside their school buildings through Thursday for the first time since schools closed to forestall the coronavirus pandemic.
Texas’ sales tax haul drops by biggest percentage in a decade, signaling budget crisis
The coronavirus outbreak is creating a budget crisis for Texas of historic proportions, as sales tax collections for the lock-down month of ...
Joe Biden, the Moderate, Plans the Most Radical Economic Overhaul Since FDR
To revive the economy, Joe Biden wants to build his own New Deal with an array of proposals to strengthen the social safety net and revive prosperity. The big question: Is he up to the challenge?
State of Texas: Court ruling puts vote by mail eligibility decision in hands of voters
Confusion spread over who is eligible to vote by mail following a Texas Supreme Court ruling on Wednesday that a lack of COVID-19 immunity is not, on its own, a ...
New York City, once the U.S. epicenter of coronavirus, eyes June reopening
Jobless claims were filed by 2.1 million Americans last week, raising the 10-week total to more than 40 million.
Greg Abbott’s handling of coronavirus crisis critical to fate of Texas GOP in November, beyond
Greg Abbott isn’t on the ballot in November. That didn’t stop the Texas governor from dropping a 92-second political ad last week that showcases his ...
Corporations and consumer groups battle over COVID-19 liability
Businesses say they need protection from the uncertainty of "frivolous" lawsuits as they seek to help revive the economy, but consumer groups allege corporations pushing for new limits on the legal ...
Watch: Texas Senate candidate Sarah Eckhardt discusses her campaign and how it’s evolved in response to the coronavirus
We sat down for a live virtual event with Eckhardt to discuss her campaign to succeed former state Sen. Kirk Watson and get her take on how the coronavirus pandemic has reshaped her campaign.
Grieder: Harris County leaders scramble to help residents cope with pandemic fallout
It’s been about three months since the novel coronavirus was identified in the Houston area, but those days before the pandemic feel like the distant past — a different time when children went to ...
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Is Cracking Down on Cities’ Enforcement of COVID-19 Orders, but Many Already Took a Lax Approach
Texas cities and counties have dramatically different interpretations of the state’s COVID-19 emergency orders. Complaint data from a dozen cities shows disparate approaches to enforcement, ...
Texas has billions in its rainy day fund. But legislators say they won’t use it until January.
Lawmakers widely agree that the Legislature will tap into the Economic Stabilization Fund next session. But under the weight of a crippled economy, many Texans want relief now.
U.S. Rep Sylvia Garcia discusses federal coronavirus response with Texas Tribune
AUSTIN (Texas Tribune) — U.S. Rep. Sylvia Garcia spoke with the Texas Tribune Friday and provided an inside perspective ... about the fight against COVID-19 and our "new normal?" ...