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Abortion Bill Will Be Considered Tuesday in House Committee
Testimony will be limited
"...Rep. Byron Cook, R-Corsicana, chair of the House State Affairs Committee, said this afternoon that he will..."

July 1, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Straus Announces House Committees
Lots of seats but no chair positions for reps in Travis County
"...the fun begins. Speaker Joe Straus has just announced House committee appointments and membership for the 85th Legislature. Texas..."

Feb. 9, 2017 News Post by Richard Whittaker

House of Cards
Critics say the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs awards low-income housing tax-credits to undeserving developers.
"...This year, the state's biggest affordable housing program was supposed to operate strictly..."

Oct. 22, 1999 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

2006 State Races
A sampling of some of the livelier contests taking shape in the March 7 primary and the general election in November
"...toll road debate, ongoing efforts to blur church and state, and the prospect of a thoroughly entertaining governor's race...."

Jan. 20, 2006 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Lege Lines: Peace in Straus' House
News from the saner chamber
"...that aside from passing any essential sunset legislation, the House has already passed what he called "our priorities," including..."

Aug. 11, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

House Committees
Less is more
"...The prevailing image from last session in the Texas House was then-Speaker Tom Craddick claiming absolute authority. Now legislators..."

Feb. 6, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

How Our Lawmakers Scored (or Didn't) With House Speaker Tom Craddick
"...Human Services; removed from Public Health; appointed to County Affairs..."

Feb. 4, 2005 News Column

Solomons Files House Rules
House Resolution 2 proposes major changes to number, roles, make-up of House committees
"...The opening weeks of the House of Representatives are usually pretty slow affairs, taken up..."

Jan. 26, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Balanced House, Balanced Committees
So how equitable was the equitable split Straus promised?
"...The Texas House of Representatives is split 76-74, advantage Republicans...."

Feb. 13, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

House Committees Announced
Speaker Straus says assignments "will draw upon the House's wisdom and experience"
"...Speaker Joe Straus has (finally) announced his House Committee appointments. The full list can be found here...."

Feb. 12, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Lege Lines: House Committees, Revenue Estimates ... & Snacks
The Lege appoints House Committee members, offers revenue estimates, and ensures lawmakers are well fed
"...House Committees Confirmed..."

Feb. 13, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Sine Die Part 2: The House
The House ends the 80th session like it has been for weeks: divided, fighting over the rule book, and pointing fingers at Speaker Craddick.
"...a degree of decorum, it was up to the House to continue in its role as the best theatre..."

May 29, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

New House, New House Rules
Reps reform committees, re-confirm limits on speaker's powers
"...until nearer Valentine's Day, but with the passage of House Resolution 2, the House Rules, at least he knows..."

Jan. 29, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The State of Perry's Smile
Governor proposes less for arts, more for big business
"...out of touch with economic reality. But before yesterday's State of the State address, thin-skinned was not on that..."

Feb. 9, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Lege Lines: State Level Bullying Reaches New Plateau
Local reps’ mission this session? Keep the state GOP away from Austin.
"...time in committee hearings; aggressive legislative intervention in local affairs; resting the state school finance system on the backs..."

Jan. 27, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Coleman: Perry Slow on State Schools
Legislative Study Group chair asks why governor has left fixing state residential facilities to legislature
"...yesterday for asking legislators to fast-track reform of the state school system (it's a misnomer: It's actually the residential..."

Feb. 5, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Strama Leaving House
Updated: Mayoral rumors swirl as successors line up
"...my last session as a member of the Texas House." With these words, Rep. Mark Strama, D-Austin, began the..."

Feb. 21, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

State of Affairs
The current political season is reflected equally in an angry Iraq analysis and a soapy novel with a Sirkian sweep
"...Cheat and Charmerby Elizabeth Frank Random House, 560 pp., $25.95 Bush in Babylon: The Recolonisation of..."

Oct. 22, 2004 Books Review by Roger Gathman

State Cuts Hitting the Bone
The tolls of a take-no-prisoners budget year
"...House Bill 1 started as the draft state budget for..."

April 1, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Family Planning Survives House Budget
Funding for family-planning centers reamins intact – for now
"...lasting into the early hours April 18, the Texas House passed its version of a $178 billion state budget..."

April 24, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Texas State Hold 'Em (Updated)
Will poker become taxable income in Texas?
"...poker for money and taking a share for the house may become legal this session. House Bill 3186, aka..."

May 2, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

No Chairs for Travis County in House Committees
Local delegation still scores six vice-chairs
"...In a statement, Straus said that his committee assignments “reflect the makeup..."

Feb. 4, 2015 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Mob House Rules
Trail of Dead introduces their new epic release to the world
"...and rusted patio furniture of campus-area coffee den Spider House. The clicking laptops and hum of hipster conversation are..."

Jan. 28, 2005 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

Is There a Doctor in the House?
Below the budget storm clouds, plans form for UTMB campus at Mueller
"...Shine, the UT System's executive vice chancellor for health affairs, has been working out the nitty-gritty details with the..."

Sept. 10, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

Bill of the Week: House Bill 1800
Rep. Walle proposes bill to rein in dog attacks
"...House Bill 1800..."

May 1, 2015 News Column by Richard Whittaker

UPDATE: Abortion Bill Passes
Testimony will end at midnight
"...UPDATE:House BIll 2 passed out of the State Affairs Committee..."

July 3, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

UPDATE: The People's Filibuster Continues
Opponents of war on women use lege rules to derail abortion ban
"...emotional testimony on highly restrictive abortion legislation last night, House State Affairs Committee Chair Byron Cook, R-Corsicana, abruptly terminated..."

June 20, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
House Members not Keen on Bill that would allow pharmacists to interject moral, religious judgement into birth control scrips
"...to sell his HB 16 to an increasingly skeptical House State Affairs Committee – a venue not generally hostile..."

April 22, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Abortion Hearing in Committee Today
Hearing scheduled for 3:30pm, with midnight cut off
"...House Bill 2 – the new version of the astonishingly..."

July 2, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Lege Lines: Bills on the Move
The heat is on in the state's House and Senate
"...View, looks likely to pass. On May 15, the House Criminal Jurispru­dence Committee approved SB 1849, removing the original..."

May 19, 2017 News Feature by the News Staff

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