The two-year state budget deal that appears to be coming together in Austin would restore $3.93 billion of the $5.4 billion in public education money cut last session. It would also take $2 billion in Rainy Day savings money to create a loan fund to build water projects. It’s unclear whether another proposed loan fund of up to $2.7 billion to build new roads will be part of the new budget.
Grief counselors will be on campus at Guzick Elementary in Pleasant Grove on Monday after a child was found left in a car in the school parking lot Friday afternoon.
The Model S from electric car manufacturer Tesla has been named Motor Trend Car of the Year. But the company's business model is under attack by a formidable foe: the National Automobile Dealers Association, one of the most powerful lobbying groups in Washington.
Guest blogger Bart Weiss writes that a trip to the Central American country for the annual Input Conference was a reminder of the role a free press serves.