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Point Austin: Through the Lege Looking-Glass
Alice's tea party was never as mad as the Lege this session
"..."fetal remains" bill are just extreme examples of the Lege's upside-down sense of what matters to most Texans, and..."

March 10, 2017 News Column by Michael King

Lege Lines
Lege makes an anti-city push, nixes a bill limiting police filming, the Senate passes its budget, and more...
"...There is one sign of détente, with the Lege seemingly abandoning its inexplicable assault on the Austin bag..."

April 17, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Lege Lines: Do Not Resuscitate
The Texas Lege, back from the dead

July 28, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Lege Lines: Patrick’s Hostage Play
How the Lt. Gov. held the 85th Lege for ransom

June 2, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Live at the Lege
The Chronicle counts down to sine die
"...We're checking out for the day. See this week's "Lege Lines" in the paper for a breakdown of the..."

May 29, 2017 News Post by the News Staff

Last Day at the Lege
Sine die arrives as threat of a special session looms
"...The Texas Legislature has only one job: to pass..."

May 29, 2017 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Lege Lines: Think of the Children
Can the Lege fix Child Protective Services?

May 12, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Lege Lines: Tough Balance
The Lege's budget standoff stumbles forward

April 28, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Lege Lines: Elsewhere Under the Dome
The 85th Lege rolls on

April 28, 2017 News Feature by News Staff

Lege Lines: Off the Rails Already
Lege opens with sparring chambers, questions about Dukes' future

Jan. 13, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Looking at the Lege After a Flaccid Special Session
Alpha males Abbott and Patrick can't get their red meat passed
"...operations funds, statewide, are spent on public safety, the Lege apparently prefers undermining basic services to tackling the Big..."

Aug. 18, 2017 News Feature by the News Staff

Point Austin: Tools for Lege Watching
Considering Texas' future – a few things to keep in mind
"...hunger. Precious few of the bills accumulating on the Lege's website are aimed directly at alleviating those conditions, and..."

Dec. 14, 2012 News Column by Michael King

Lege Lines: Weak Oversight Rules, School Vouchers Pass Senate, and More...
Lege pushes weak oversight rules, school voucher bill sails through Senate, and more...
"...It's not all a moral void in the Lege: On April 20, House General Investigating and Ethics Committee..."

April 24, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

On the Lege
Issues other than redistricting found space on the guv's special-session plate -- some were even important.
"...in this one. Ergo, Item No. 29: If the Lege agrees, the comptroller gets back her cash-management funds...."

July 18, 2003 News Column by Michael King

On the Lege: Bombshells and Budget Officers
The Legislature begins to get down to business.
"...react testily to Strayhorn's public accusation that if the Lege hadn't "partied" with the public's money last session the..."

Feb. 7, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

Lege Lines: A Second Shot at Tackling Maternal Mortality
After years spent gutting women’s health care, are lawmakers doing enough?
"...far-right "pro-life" Freedom Caucus helped derail her bill. The Lege didn't even bother extending the task force, setting it..."

Aug. 11, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Lege Lines: Greg Abbott Brings the Lege Back for More Fun
It promises to be a very special session
"...regular session, making a special session nearly inevitable. (Revisit "Lege Lines: Patrick's Hostage Play," June 2.)..."

June 9, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Lege Lines: Straus vs. the Extremists
Railroad Commission spat highlights the divide between right-wingers and House leadership
"...residents from using restrooms in government buildings and public colleges that align with their gender identity – shot through..."

April 7, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Council: A Busy Week at the Lege
City Council and the mayor confront the controlling state
"...a new motto: "Do as we say!" Among the Lege agenda items intended to reverse local initiatives that the..."

March 24, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Lege Lines
Budget fight on the horizon, GOP leadership spat, TMF thwarts anti-choice measures, and more
"...open-carry bill – were not eligible for debate (see "Lege Lines," April 24). It was a brief delaying tactic,..."

May 1, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Top 10 Lege Stories
Wendy Davis' filibuster, redistricting, and the lottery fiasco
"...4) A FEW PENNIES MORE Lawmakers didn't exactly turn..."

Jan. 3, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

What They Saw at the 69th Lege
The issues facing Texas, then and (still) now
"...billion shortfall on a $112 billion budget). The 1985 Lege patched the hole dug by declining oil revenues much..."

Feb. 27, 2004 News Feature by Michael King

A Lege Too Far
With Six Weeks to Go, the Legislative Future Looks Dark and Darker
"...the scene is set for the State of the Lege as of mid-April, where outnumbered progressive lawmakers have, even..."

April 11, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

AISD Board Preps for Lege
This year's motto: give the district more money
"...of despondency some on the board feel toward the Lege. District 1 Trustee Ted Gordon set the tone for..."

June 15, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Fallout From the Lege's War on Reproductive Rights
Texas waits on the full impact of legislative cuts
"...And the Lege held fast to its ideological exile of Planned Parenthood..."

June 23, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Lege Lines: Don’t Blame the Death Worm
The Texas House wants to kill off "film incentives"
"...protect survivors of campus sexual assault. SB 968 requires colleges to create an online and anonymous sexual assault reporting..."

April 14, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Lege Lines: Bathroom Bill Steals Spotlight
"Texas Privacy Act" isn't about privacy – it's about transphobia
"...relegate usage of facilities at public buildings, schools, and colleges to residents whose gender matches the sex listed on..."

Jan. 20, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Lege Lines
More on the special session and a preview of the 2014 election
"...a witch hunt against UT President Bill Powers (see "Lege Lines," June 28.)..."

July 12, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Early Warning: The Lege Is Coming!
The Trib Fest previews the next Lege, and it ain't necessarily pretty
"...John Zerwas, R-Simonton (both doctors) wanly explaining that the Lege is doing the best that it can, and Sen...."

Sept. 28, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

Early Warning: The Lege is Coming!
Tribune Fest offers a taste of things to come
"...Human Services: More with Less Ramsey also hosted this Lege preview panel – Rep. Garnet Coleman, D-Houston, Sen. Bob..."

Sept. 26, 2012 News Post by Michael King

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