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Opinion: Don’t Ask Texas Schoolchildren to Fund Your Corporate Expansion

Central Texas Interfaith calls on tech companies to withdraw their applications for Chapter 313 tax breaks

April 22, 2022 BY MICHAEL FLOYD

Grassroots Organizers Take on Erin Zwiener in Redrawn HD 45

Shades of blue, red, and brown

February 11, 2022 BY LINA FISHER

Young Protesters Score Small Wins in Fight for Democracy

Hungry for the vote

December 31, 2021 BY KIMBERLY REEVES

Top Austin Headlines of 2021: Whole Lotta Lege News, Mostly Bad

May 30: Texas House Democrats walk out en masse at the end of the regular session, thwarting (for a while) not only “election integrity” legislation but also a ban on trans student athletes

December 17, 2021 BY BETH SULLIVAN

Industry Celebrates as Delta-8 Stays Legal, but for How Long?

Cannabusinesses try to keep up with laws concerning the THC product

November 12, 2021 BY MORGAN O’HANLON

A Brief History of Cannabis Legalization in Texas

High crimes and misdemeanors

November 12, 2021 BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Texas Primaries Loom as Redistricting Lawsuits Drop

New maps and new challenges

October 29, 2021 BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Battle Over APD Staffing Gets Louder

Election Ticker: Battle over APD staffing gets louder

October 22, 2021 BY AUSTIN SANDERS

As Texas Redistricting Maps Advance, Lawmakers Aspire for Newly Drawn Seats

Talarico goes south, Doggett west, as Casar trades up

October 22, 2021 BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Anti-Trans Sports Bill Heads to Abbott's Desk

HB 25 makes Texas fifth state to pass legislature targeting trans youth this year

October 22, 2021 BY BETH SULLIVAN

Qmmunity: Advocacy Orgs’ Toolkit Informs Trans Students of Their Rights

Plus, don't miss queer crafting, But I'm a Cheerleader screening, and more events

September 24, 2021 BY BETH SULLIVAN

Feds Escalate Legal Intervention Over SB 8

Biden's DOJ sues, files emergency motion to block Texas abortion ban

September 17, 2021 BY MARY TUMA

Redistricting: Now, The Fun Begins!

Upcoming opportunities to give public input to Lege, city map-makers

September 10, 2021 BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Six-Week Abortion Ban Leads List of Bad New Texas Laws

Parade of horribles comes courtesy of the 87th Texas Legislature

September 3, 2021 BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Qmmunity: Anti-Trans Bill Starts Moving With Quorum Restored

Plus, queer film fest aGLIFF kicks off hybrid festival and more queer events

August 27, 2021 BY BETH SULLIVAN

Austin at Large: One Step Forward, Two Steps ...

The Texas Democrats walk back their walkout amid hard feelings, flashes of hope

August 27, 2021 BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Austin at Large: Be of Good Cheer, Be Not Afraid

When venomous fear becomes a weapon, we ourselves can become the antidote

August 13, 2021 BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Marching for Democracy, From Georgetown to Austin

Refusing to take even one step back

July 30, 2021 BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Qmmunity: Hot Politics, Hot Nights

The feeling’s right with Theydies Night, Dyke Season dance party, and more queer events

July 23, 2021 BY BETH SULLIVAN

Dems Dig In for a Long Stay in D.C.

Quorum-breakers hone message, try to dodge COVID

July 23, 2021 BY KIMBERLY REEVES

Safer Legal Abortion? Not in This State!

The Texas Legislature's special session aims to trample even further on Texans' constitutional right to legal health care

July 23, 2021 BY MARY TUMA

Texas Dems Take the Voting Rights Fight to D.C.

Breaking quorum again, lawmakers leave state to thwart Abbott's restrictive bill

July 16, 2021 BY KIMBERLY REEVES

Qmmunity: Nurturing Our Rainbows

Drop the doomscroll and soak in queer magic at the Queer Home CookOUT, a moonlit queer swim, and more events

July 16, 2021 BY JAMES SCOTT

Qmmunity: Fear, but Make It Queer

Abbott revives attack on trans kids, Netflix brings queer Fear Street party to Austin, and more news

July 9, 2021 BY BETH SULLIVAN

Voting Rights, Other GOP-Aligned Measures Back in the Crosshairs for Special Session

More red meat as Abbott puts the Lege into overtime

July 9, 2021 BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Texas Dems Go to Court to Block Abbott's Funding Veto

Filing says governor's defunding of Lege is invalid

July 2, 2021 BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Austin at Large: Hanging Guns on the Wall

As Abbott tries to keep the drama alive, whose behinds will end up busted?

June 25, 2021 BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Voting Rights Action

Texas Dems storm the Capitol (peacefully!)

June 25, 2021 BY CLARA ENCE MORSE

The Fumbling, Bumbling Letdown of the 87th Legislature

Sine dead

June 4, 2021 BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

COVID Provides Perfect Excuse to Bar Media Access at the Texas Capitol

A cooped-up press corps tries to quantify what they lost along with access

June 4, 2021 BY KIMBERLY REEVES

Texas' Draconian Abortion Restrictions Likely to Face Court Challenge

Amid clouds and darkness, Texans get ready to fight for choice

June 4, 2021 BY MARY TUMA

Criminal Justice Goes Unreformed by a Dismal 87th Texas Legislature

High presession hopes lead to deeper disappointments now

June 4, 2021 BY BRANT BINGAMON

Republicans Vow to “Re-Fund the Police” by Seizing Local Control

State grabs power to dictate local public safety budgets

June 4, 2021 BY AUSTIN SANDERS

As 5 million Texans Lack Health Insurance, Lege Still Says No to Medicaid

The state's dismally large gaps in health care access have grown even wider during the COVID-19 disaster

June 4, 2021 BY BETH SULLIVAN

Lege's Assault on LGBTQIA Texans Fails

Wins for trans youth highlight resistance to theocracy

June 4, 2021 BY BETH SULLIVAN

Even the Winter Storm Disaster Couldn't Budge the Texas Lege on Climate Change

Maybe when hell freezes over?

June 4, 2021 BY LINA FISHER

Bipartisan Support, COVID Make Increased Broadband Access a Priority at the Texas Lege

Bipartisan support, COVID make increased broadband access a priority

June 4, 2021 BY CLARA ENCE MORSE

Texas Lege Sends Message to Schools: Take the Money, Don't Talk About Race

Public schools retain their funding, but with culture-war strings attached

June 4, 2021 BY CLARA ENCE MORSE

Qmmunity: Anti-Trans SB 29 Dead, For Now

Critical win at the Lege welcomes Pride Month festivities

May 28, 2021 BY BETH SULLIVAN

As Clock Ticks, Council Bites the Campsite Bullet

Post-Proposition B work to find places for unhoused Austinites continues

May 28, 2021 BY AUSTIN SANDERS

From the Newsdesk Blog

Texas House Passes Anti-Trans Sports Bill

HB 25 bans trans students from teams matching their gender identity

October 15, 2021 BY BETH SULLIVAN

Texas House Passes Near-Total Abortion Ban

SB 8 allows anyone the right to sue a provider

May 5, 2021 BY MARY TUMA

Local Legal Leaders Come Out Swinging Against Anti-Abortion Bills

Proposals let literally anyone drag providers into court

April 30, 2021 BY MARY TUMA

LGBTQIA Advocacy Groups Navigate COVID Restrictions While Keeping Texans Engaged This Lege Session

Equality Texas, TENT go online to boost queer, trans voices at Capitol

March 19, 2021 BY LILLI HIME

UPDATE: #SaveChickFilA Bill Moves Closer to Adoption in a Blow to LGBTQ Rights

SB 1978 passes House despite heart-wrenching testimony

May 17, 2019 BY SARAH MARLOFF

Texas Senate Education Committee Advances Its Own School Finance Plan

SB 4 would essentially gut the House version of the bill

May 1, 2019 BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Meet the Texas Lawmaker Working to Ban Conversion Therapy

Rep. Celia Israel on politics, queerness, and transportation

April 2, 2019 BY LILLI HIME

Sweeping Religious Freedom Bill Heads to Senate

The Senate State Affairs Committee approves a license to discriminate

March 26, 2019 BY SARAH MARLOFF

Equality Texas Promotes LGBTQ Friendly Legislation

Report finds “stark gap” between acceptance and lack of protections

February 27, 2019 BY LILLI HIME

Group Calls for Legislative Action to Address Texas’ High Maternal Mortality Rate for Black Women

Black Mamas Community Collective says, “We must do better.”

February 26, 2019 BY ALEX PUENTE

Far-Right Texas Legislator Files Bill to Completely Outlaw Abortion

HB 896 too fanatical even for extreme anti-choice groups

February 4, 2019 BY MARY TUMA

False Confederate Capitol Plaque Removed – And It Only Took Six Decades!

Efforts by Democrat Rep. Johnson led the way

January 14, 2019 BY MARY TUMA

Dawnna Dukes' Charges Dropped

13 felonies gone, two misdemeanors resolved

October 24, 2017 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Dukes Deal Off. Next Stop: Court.

District Attorney confirms state rep will stand trial

August 2, 2017 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Updated: Plea Deal for Dukes Expires

State rep had until close of business Tuesday to accept D.A.'s offer

August 1, 2017 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Abbott Announces Special Session

Eye-popping 20 item sprint begins July 18

June 6, 2017 BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Last Day at the Lege

Sine die arrives as threat of a special session looms

May 29, 2017 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

“Cruel” Anti-Abortion SB 8 Sent to Gov’s Desk to Become Law

Expect a court challenge over "unconstitutional" bill

May 26, 2017 BY MARY TUMA

Numbers Don't Lie, Film Rebates Work

Which films and TV shows quit Austin over lack of rebates?

May 25, 2017 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Uber, Lyft Return to Austin Monday

Gov. Abbott expected to sign rideshare bill

May 25, 2017 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Texas Legislators Push Through Two Anti-LGBTQ Bills Sunday Night

Bathroom and religious freedom bills both likely to become law

May 22, 2017 BY SARAH MARLOFF

Protesters Stage Sit-in at Governor's Office to Oppose Sanctuary Cities Bill

Activists won't move until Abbott vetoes "racist" bill

May 1, 2017 BY MARY TUMA

Marathon House Debate Yields “Show Me Your Papers” Sanctuary Cities Bill

Amendment lets cops question detainees' immigration status

April 27, 2017 BY MARY TUMA

Still No Vote on the Bathroom Bill "Compromise"

After five hours of public testimony, HB 2899 sits in limbo

April 20, 2017 BY SARAH MARLOFF

Court Rules: Texas Voter ID Still Racist

Second ruling finds GOP deliberately suppressed minority vote

April 11, 2017 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Bathroom Bill Flushed to Senate

Despite 21 hours of testimony, SB 6 goes to chamber floor

March 8, 2017 BY SARAH MARLOFF

Texas Vets Push for Marijuana Reform

Veterans Lobby Day held Wednesday at the Capitol

February 23, 2017 BY MONTINIQUE MONROE

Straus Announces House Committees

Lots of seats but no chair positions for reps in Travis County

February 9, 2017 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Reproductive Rights Advocates Prepare for the Fight

Groups, lawmakers relaunch "Trust. Respect. Access." campaign

February 9, 2017 BY MARY TUMA

Dawnna Dukes Indicted

State rep faces 15 counts relating to abuse of office

January 18, 2017 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Vela Kicks Off

Immigration lawyer formally adds name to foggy HD 46 race

January 13, 2017 BY MICHAEL KING

Vela to Waffling Dukes: Go Now

Updated: Dukes confirms she will be on the floor today

January 9, 2017 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Texas Bathroom Bill Battle Officially Begins

Sen. Kolkhorst has filed the Texas Privacy Act

January 5, 2017 BY SARAH MARLOFF

Houston Voters Say No to "Robin Hood"

HISD rejects making school finance payments

November 15, 2016 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Anti-Bullying Bill Filed for Texas Legislature

San Antonio lawmakers open pre-filing season with David's Law today

November 14, 2016 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Cole Running to Replace Dukes

One election ends, another begins …

November 8, 2016 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Whitmire: Teach the Children Traffic Stops

State senator proposes classes on how to get pulled over right

September 29, 2016 BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Rep. Dukes to Quit in January

With health issues, scandals looming, veteran to retire

September 26, 2016 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Ken Paxton Sues Austin

AG wants City Hall to comply with open carry

July 28, 2016 BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Texas Voter ID Law Struck Down

5th Circuit: Senate Bill 14 violates Voting Rights Act

July 20, 2016 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

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