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Still No Charges for Dawnna Dukes

Retiring legislator reportedly in talks with Travis County D.A.

October 7, 2016 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Point Austin: Somebody Else's Job

Where does the school finance ruling leave 5 million Texas students?

May 20, 2016 BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Mobility and the Devil

Only Uber and Lyft can bring back Uber and Lyft

May 13, 2016 BY NICK BARBARO

Roe's End?

After nearly three years of fighting, Texas reproductive rights advocates will get their day at the U.S. Supreme Court

January 29, 2016 BY MARY TUMA

TCAD Lawsuit Dismissed: Onward and Upward?

November 13, 2015 BY MICHAEL KING

State and Local Elections

No new taxes!

November 6, 2015 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Next Stop for HB 2 – The Supreme Court?

Legal experts eye Texas law as the most likely abortion case to make it to the high court

June 26, 2015 BY MARY TUMA

Lege Lines: Kill Bill(s)

Abbott vetoes more than 40 bills

June 26, 2015 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Lege Races Take Shape

Empty seats up at the Capitol

June 19, 2015 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Video Visitation's End?

Bill requiring in-person visits for inmates may not benefit those at Travis County

June 19, 2015 BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

In Wake of Flooding, Hays Water Victory Bittersweet

Last-minute reversal revives groundwater protection bill

June 12, 2015 BY VICKI WOLF

People's Veto

Young activist protests against cancer cuts at guv mansion

June 12, 2015 BY MARY TUMA

What's the Damage?: Fallout From the 84th Texas Legislative Session

The news staff takes a look at the fallout from the 84th legislative session

June 5, 2015 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Hays Water Fight Continues

While Senate approves water protections, another battle is on the horizon

May 29, 2015 BY VICKI WOLF

Lege Lines: Session Winners and Losers

As sine die nears, bills drop left and right

May 29, 2015 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Bills of the Week: House Bill 1 and Senate Bill 1

Texas Lege looks to finalize budget deal

May 29, 2015 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Senate Approves Judicial Bypass Restrictions

Senate OKs bill restricting abortion access for abused minors

May 29, 2015 BY MARY TUMA

Budget Deal Evicts Planned Parenthood From Cancer Program

Under new budget deal, Planned Parenthood ousted from life-saving cancer program

May 29, 2015 BY MARY TUMA

Suffer the Children

Anti-abortion Lege targets vulnerable minors in judicial bypass bill

May 22, 2015 BY MARY TUMA

Lege Lines: Billpocalypse!

Bills start dying as sine die draws near; schools get new A-F grading system; and more

May 22, 2015 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Bill of the Week: House Bill 2474

Bill would require additional reporting of vaccine-preventable diseases

May 22, 2015 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Lege Lines: School Finance Math; Tax Plans Diverge; Veteran Benefits Restricted; and More

Is school finance dead this session?; House and Senate tax plans split; Lege restricts veterans' benefits; and more

May 15, 2015 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Bill of the Week

Naishtat files bill to protect juvenile medical care

May 15, 2015 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Lege Lines

Jonathan Stickland annoys his colleagues

May 8, 2015 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Bill of the Week: Senate Bill 2065

Anti-LGBT "religious freedom" laws piling up at the Lege

May 8, 2015 BY MARY TUMA

The Education Session

The Lege takes another run at patching school finance

May 1, 2015 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Lege Lines

Budget fight on the horizon, GOP leadership spat, TMF thwarts anti-choice measures, and more

May 1, 2015 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Bill of the Week: House Bill 1800

Rep. Walle proposes bill to rein in dog attacks

May 1, 2015 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Guardians Fight On to Save SSLC

Following Senate vote to close SSLC, guardians turn to House for hope

May 1, 2015 BY MARY TUMA

Lege Lines: Weak Oversight Rules, School Vouchers Pass Senate, and More...

Lege pushes weak oversight rules, school voucher bill sails through Senate, and more...

April 24, 2015 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Bill of the Week: HB 2470

Lawmakers try to regulate ammonium nitrate storage

April 24, 2015 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Millions for Propaganda ... Nothing for Women's Health

Texas heavily underwrites anti-abortion centers, while slashing reproductive care

April 17, 2015 BY MARY TUMA

Lege Lines

Lege makes an anti-city push, nixes a bill limiting police filming, the Senate passes its budget, and more...

April 17, 2015 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Bill of the Week

Will third time be a charm for statewide texting ban?

April 10, 2015 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Point Austin: What Would Cole Porter Say?

Indiana's RFRA is an invitation to progressive response

April 3, 2015 BY MICHAEL KING

Lege Lines

School finance debate heats up, HHSC consolidation on hold?, and more

April 3, 2015 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Bill of the Week

House wants to throw some money at border problems

April 3, 2015 BY AMY KAMP

Lege Lines: Brewing Up Beer Bills, Biz Lobby Smacks Tax Cuts, and More

The Lege brews up beer bills, the biz lobby slams Patrick's tax cuts, and more

March 27, 2015 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Behold the Texas Miracle!

The Texas Miracle has a very mixed record on state prosperity

March 20, 2015 BY MICHAEL KING

Lege Lines: Film Incentive Program Funding Uncertain, Anti-Choice Buffoonery, and More

Lege considers film incentive program funding and anti-choice antics take hold

March 20, 2015 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

From the Newsdesk Blog

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

Text Woes for Dukes

Travis County rep faces fresh accusations

April 27, 2016 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

How to Lose a Safe Seat

Dems point fingers after embarrassing defeat in HD 118

January 30, 2016 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Fill a Bowl for Stickland

State rep's stoner past comes out in primary

December 30, 2015 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

House District 49 Update

Hinojosa campaign fast out of gate for Dem primary

December 28, 2015 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

You're a Mean One, Mister Governor

Bah, humbug! Abbott kicks Founding Fathers out of Capitol.

December 24, 2015 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Elliott Naishtat Retiring, Dems Brace for Primary

Update: six candidates already filed to replace veteran rep

December 10, 2015 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Dan Patrick's Latest Terrible Tweet

Lite Guv social media debacle over San Bernardino murders

December 4, 2015 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

When Eddie Met Ozzy

Black Sabbath front man drops by Austin lawmaker's office

November 5, 2015 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Villalba and the Incredible Nazi Disappearing Tweet

Texas Rep Tweets, then deletes, Nazi comparison

October 15, 2015 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Conservatives vs. 9/11 Responders

Fringe right draws firefighter, cop wrath after Straus attack

September 15, 2015 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

5th Circuit: Voter ID Discriminatory

Appeals court ruling upholds spirit of earlier overturning

August 5, 2015 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Republicans Versus "Government Marriage"

Ambitious GOPer calls for marriage-ending special session

June 29, 2015 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Abbott Sides With Homeschoolers

Gov appoints Bahorich as chair of SBOE

June 22, 2015 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Wiley Aims for Workman

Travis County GOP rep faces primary challenge

June 19, 2015 BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Activist Posts Up At Gov Mansion to Protest Cancer Screening Cuts

Minority, low-income women will be hit hardest by cuts

June 5, 2015 BY MARY TUMA