Daily News: On the Lege
Bathroom Bill Flushed to Senate
Rose, a transgender kindergartener, told a story Tuesday night about the problems with Senate Bill 6. “I was using the boys’ restroom, and a boy hopped over the stall and just looked at me,” the child told members of the state’s Senate Affairs Committee a few minutes before 9pm.

10:10AM Wed. Mar. 8, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

Texas Vets Push for Marijuana Reform
A walking cane. Two back surgeries. Five morphine pills taken daily. Twenty every day in total. This is what brought disabled Navy veteran Corey Benshoof to Veterans Lobby Day at the state Capitol on Wednesday.

11:25AM Thu. Feb. 23, Montinique Monroe Read More | Comment »

Straus Announces House Committees
And now the fun begins. Speaker Joe Straus has just announced House committee appointments and membership for the 85th Legislature. Texas representatives can finally start hearing bills and moving legislation.

3:40PM Thu. Feb. 9, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Reproductive Rights Advocates Prepare for the Fight
Reproductive health advocates, progressive groups, and state legislators are gearing up for another long fight to defend pro-choice rights under the dome this session.

8:00AM Thu. Feb. 9, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Dawnna Dukes Indicted
After months of speculation and allegation, state Rep. Dawnna Dukes, D-Pflugerville, has been indicted by a Travis County grand jury, throwing the fate of the House District 46 lawmaker into even further question.

11:30AM Wed. Jan. 18, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Vela Kicks Off
“My shoes are laced up, I’ve got my clipboard, and I’m running for office,” said José "Chito" Vela Thursday night, answering an exhortation by President Barack Obama in his Chicago farewell speech. Vela held his kickoff at Tres Amigos for the House District 46 seat now held by Dawnna Dukes – and joked, “Whatever happened, I wasn’t going to cancel the party!”

2:07PM Fri. Jan. 13, Michael King Read More | Comment »

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Vela to Waffling Dukes: Go Now
As the old song goes, how can we miss you if you won't go away? Workers' rights advocate and attorney Chito Vela has responded to reports that Rep. Dawnna Dukes, D-Pflugerville, won't be quitting her seat, and is requesting that she stand down Tuesday as promised.

12:31PM Mon. Jan. 9, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Texas Bathroom Bill Battle Officially Begins
As predicted, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has his bathroom bill. Senate Bill 6, labeled the “Texas Privacy Act,” was filed Thursday, Jan. 5 by Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham. The bill is both sexist and transphobic and hides behind the guise of privacy protection.

4:45PM Thu. Jan. 5, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

Houston Voters Say No to "Robin Hood"
Amidst the crumbling debris of last week's election, there was one vote in Texas that nobody noticed, but which may have monumental consequences for school finance. Houston ISD voters delivered a message to the state: We won't send you our property tax dollars.

6:00AM Tue. Nov. 15, 2016, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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