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Dewhurst, who has occupied the office since 2003, also said in the interview that he will formally announce plans to seek re-election shortly after the regular session of the Legislature adjourns.
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Gov. David Dewhurst declared in an interview Thursday that Gov. Rick Perry should quickly force lawmakers back to the Capitol for a special session after adjournment Monday.
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The latest proposal may satisfy House Democrats: It calls for putting another $200 million toward education, which Dewhurst and Williams said would raise the total of restored cuts to $4.07 billion.
71 days ago
Gov. David Dewhurst says he plans to propose two state constitutional amendments that would authorize withdrawals from the state's rainy-day fund to finance local water and transportation projects.
77 days ago
Gov. David Dewhurst is taking his former campaign manager to court, filing a lawsuit that alleges he skimmed more than $2 million from Dewhurst's campaign funds over five years.
90 days ago
Some observers saw Dewhurst's decision as a rebuke to Davis for a high-profile filibuster she staged at end of the 2011 session to protest more than $5 billion in education funding cuts.
90 days ago
Melanie Harvey, a 4th grade teacher with the Everman Independent School District, delivered the bound petitions to Dewhurst's office but the lieutenant governor was not present to receive them.
92 days ago
Dewhurst signed a proclamation Wednesday that named lawmakers from the House Education and Senate Higher Education committees to a joint panel probing the activities of the regents.
94 days ago
Gov. David Dewhurst had seemingly squelched efforts this legislative session to insure an additional 1.1 million low-income Texans under the Affordable Care Act.
114 days ago
Gov. David Dewhurst are to address the influential Texas Association of Business as the Republicans continue pressing for spending some of the state's reserves on water and transportation projects.
125 days ago
"Dewhurst, who presides over the Senate, released the assignments late Friday when most senators were in their home districts.
127 days ago
Dewhurst said health and human services have grown from being 20 percent of the state budget to 30 percent since 2003, and Medicaid costs have doubled.
128 days ago
That includes a bill to require those seeking welfare and unemployment benefits to undergo drug testing - an initiative supported by Dewhurst and Gov. Rick Perry.
130 days ago
Gov. David Dewhurst and Senate Finance Chairman Tommy Williams are expected to lay out the draft state budget, revealing the Republican leaders' spending priorities for the next two years.
132 days ago
Dewhurst said his plan would not be a mandate for more guns in schools, but would allow school districts to seek the state's help in guarding against a mass shooter.
133 days ago
Dewhurst also told the Tribune he expects a $5.2 billion "supplemental" spending measure to pay bills incurred but not covered in the current 2011-12 budget.
138 days ago
Gov. David Dewhurst, while vowing to make the next legislative session "the most conservative session in history," announced an education plan last month that includes "school choice.
146 days ago
State campaign finance records show that Barfield's consulting group, Alexander Group Consulting, has been paid nearly $5 million by the Dewhurst campaign since 2009.
147 days ago
Gov. David Dewhurst is accusing a longtime political adviser of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from his campaign account.
149 days ago
"Dewhurst said he supports initiatives pushed by Gov. Rick Perry to ban abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy and require drug tests for those seeking welfare and unemployment benefits.
151 days ago
For Dewhurst, that means even tougher restrictions on abortion, new public school choice measures and drug tests for welfare and unemployment assistance when the Legislature convenes on Jan. 8.
156 days ago
Gov. David Dewhurst is expected to call for more charter schools in Texas and bolstering classroom accountability on the eve of a new legislative session.
156 days ago
Dewhurst, who recently appointed Patrick to lead the Education Committee, said during the Republican National Convention in August that he would work with Patrick to expand school choice in Texas.
168 days ago
While the future of higher education was a key part of the forum, Dewhurst expressed frustration with the number of academically unacceptable schools in the state and how that hinders students.
175 days ago
Speaking in Dallas, Dewhurst proposed a "water infrastructure development bank" to help cities and counties pay for environmental studies, permits and other groundwork for new construction, he said.