Controversial insurance bill moving in Legislature

00 Texas property owners could face new hurdles when they try to sue their insurer over storm claims under controversial legislation being cheered by groups seeking curbs on lawsuits but…

Ethics reform now includes keeping revolving door to lobby wide open

00 A major pillar of Texas ethics reform — stopping politicians from immediately becoming lobbyists when they leave office — appears to be crumbling in the final weeks of the…

Warren Buffett visits Capitol and "Buffett Bill" is born

00 A couple of years ago, famed billionaire Warren Buffett got into the auto dealer business without realizing a protectionist state law could stop him from selling cars in Texas.…

Embattled TABC chief Sherry Cook is stepping down

00 Editor’s note: This story has been updated with a statement from TABC. Sherry Cook, the embattled executive director of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, is stepping down from her…

TABC on hot seat over trips and spending controversies

00 A week after Texas lawmakers voted to keep state liquor regulators from traveling out of state, the head of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission announced that she was resigning…

Top liquor regulator got "hazardous duty" pay on Hawaii junket

00 The state’s top liquor regulator got “hazardous duty pay” — typically provided to state employees doing risky work — while attending alcohol industry conferences at fancy resorts in Hawaii,…

House delivers rebuke to TABC, cuts travel budget

00 The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission got a swift and harsh rebuke Thursday from the Texas House of Representatives, which voted unanimously to bar most out-of-state trips by the agency…

Jet setting liquor regulators could see wings clipped by lawmakers

00 The jet-setting brass of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, which has spent tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars attending meetings and hosting conferences that featured open bars, mariachis and…

Bills would shine light on potential conflicts of interest

00 Details about the personal finances and potential conflicts of interest of Texas lawmakers and top state bureaucrats are difficult to decipher and even harder to find. Two bills heard…

Liquor regulators acknowledge Rangers haven't cleared them

00 After state liquor regulators got hit with a complaint last year that it violated its own rules when it served alcohol without a permit at a state convention, the…