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Emma Platoff covers the law and its intersections with politics for The Texas Tribune.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Warns Austin, San Antonio, Dallas to Loosen Coronavirus Restrictions

Escalating tensions between Texas state officials and the leaders of some of the state’s biggest cities, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's office warned...

Speaking statistically, this GOP donor wants to convince you that money buys justice in...

Salem Abraham in his office on Dec. 19, 2019. David Bowser for The Texas Tribune. CANADIAN — To tell...

Criminal case against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton remains threatened after court upholds prosecutor...

After mulling the question for nearly six months, the nine Republican judges on Texas’ highest criminal court will not reconsider their 2018...

Dan Patrick threatens to use "nuclear option" to skirt Senate tradition and bring property...

Faced with a stalemate on his priority property tax proposal, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said Friday that if no deal materializes over the weekend,...

Texas Senate approves occupational licensing law LGBTQ advocates call a "license to discriminate"

Texas business leaders and Texas Welcomes All holds a press conference to speak out against discriminatory legislation on March 27, 2019.  Emree Weaver / The...

With major policy differences emerging, state leaders continue to project unity

Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen hold a joint press conference on the lawn of the Governor’s Mansion...

Senate panel advances David Whitley's nomination for secretary of state

Texas Secretary of State David Whitley at a state Senate Committee on Nominations hearing on Feb. 7, 2019. Whitley was appointed to the job...

Sen. Angela Paxton files bill that would allow her husband, Texas Attorney General Ken...

Sen. Angela Paxton's Senate Bill 860, based on a 2018 Arizona law, would grant broad powers to the attorney general’s consumer protection division. Laura Skelding...

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