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Beer Bill Filed With Legislature Changes Proposed Requirements for Breweries
Billionaire beer distributors are still railing against beer-to-go
"...proposed Flow Meter bill was filed in the Texas Legislature on Friday, March 8, but as it relates to..."

March 12, 2019 Food Post by Eric Puga

Anti-Bullying Bill Filed for Texas Legislature
San Antonio lawmakers open pre-filing season with David's Law today
"...today, the opening day of pre-filing for the 85th Legislature...."

Nov. 14, 2016 News Post by Richard Whittaker

85th Texas Legislature Preview
Can the GOP-run House and Senate get along well enough to get anything accomplished?
"...captured the underlying conflict leading into the 85th Texas Legislature, it came on the afternoon of Thursday, Jan. 5...."

Jan. 13, 2017 News Feature by the News Staff

Sen. Kirk Watson on the 86th Texas Legislature
“In Texas, we don’t focus on what our needs are; we focus on what we want to pay”
"...don’t feel as optimistic there. I don’t think the Legislature is thinking about health care from the perspective of..."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

83rd Texas Legislature Opening
January 8, 2013. 39 Photos.
"...Opening day of the 83rd Texas Legislature..."

Jan. 9, 2013 Photo Gallery

Ralph Nader's Open Letter to the Legislature
"...May 20, 2003 Members of the Texas Legislature Capitol Building Austin, Texas, 78701..."

June 20, 2003 News Column

Who Owns the Legislature’s Archives?
State Library Sunset bill lets lawmakers hold the keys
"...provision, any "legislative entity" (including any member of the Legislature) transferring records to the State Library (or any other..."

April 12, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Lege Lines: Only 139 Days to Go for the 86th Texas Legislature
House, Senate gavel in with new leadership
"...Jan. 8, the first day of the 86th Texas Legislature. The halls buzzed with advocates, spectators, and kids hoping..."

Jan. 11, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Rep. Vikki Goodwin on the 86th Texas Legislature
“I worry when people talk about property tax caps [and not] where the revenue is going to come from instead”
"...system. It hasn't been around long enough [for the Legislature] to make the decision on whether or not it's..."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Rep. John Bucy III on the 86th Texas Legislature
“We’ve got to do everything we can to keep attention on Medicaid expansion”
"...decisions, and it shouldn’t be our job at the Legislature...."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

It's Time to Hold the Legislature Accountable
"...Dear Editor, If the Legislature had focused on their assignment during the regular and..."

Aug. 19, 2005 Postmarks

Rep. Eddie Rodriguez on the 86th Texas Legislature
“I’ll be working against issues that will unfairly treat Latinos in the state”
"...ER:I’ve been at the Legislature for 16 years and served with Dennis. We’ve gone..."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Rep. Donna Howard on the 86th Texas Legislature
“Let’s target some new money toward childhood literacy, toward high school success, toward teacher quality – the kind of things that research shows make a difference”
"...be acceptable to the more conservative members of the Legislature...."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Rep. Erin Zwiener on the 86th Texas Legislature
“We were always very clear that being progressive and being tribalist weren’t the same thing”
"...is the connection between their property taxes and the legislature’s funding for public schools. A lot of folks didn’t..."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Lege Lines – The Texas Legislature: Not Enron
Passing a state budget when one side’s “cooking the books”
"...not refrained from saying so. "This is the Texas Legislature," he told reporters last week through gritted teeth, just..."

March 31, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Texas Legislature: A Beacon of Light?
"...pure joy I felt when I heard about the Legislature's latest bill on cheerleading routines [“Naked City,” News, May..."

May 5, 2005 Postmarks

Movies or Medicaid: A False Choice at the Texas Legislature
Another tug o’ war over funding for Texas’ film, TV, and gaming industry rebate program

April 12, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Texas Comptroller Gives Legislature More Money to Spend
But don’t go crazy y’all
"...comptrollers has been an occasion for major grandstanding. "The Legislature will again face some difficult choices in balancing this..."

Jan. 11, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Rep. Celia Israel on the 86th Texas Legislature
“Pandering to 3% of the electorate is not in anyone's best interest”
"...political sensibilities tell me it's all about timing. The Legislature keeps shedding its responsibility [on] property taxes and support..."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Rep. Gina Hinojosa on the 86th Texas Legislature
“We need to have the state pay its fair share into the school finance system”

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Rep. James Talarico on the 86th Texas Legislature
“There isn’t a blue or red way to fix public education – there’s only a right way”
"...What about that experience prepared you for the 86th Legislature?..."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Rep. Sheryl Cole on the 86th Texas Legislature
“We’ve always been on defense, and we’ve got to learn how to play offense”

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Joe Straus, Voice of Moderation in Texas Legislature, Won't Seek Re-Election
House speaker doesn't rule out future run for governor
"...His departure means the Texas Legislature has lost a much needed and increasingly rare voice..."

Oct. 25, 2017 News Post by Mary Tuma

Texas Legislature Media Panel Tonight
Abortion, education, and more discussed by lege watchers
"...Organized by the Texas Observer, the Texas Legislature Very Special Session Panel will talk about how the..."

July 2, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

House Calls for Statewide Broadcasts of Legislature
Letter signed by 97 members goes out to cable companies
"...and satellite providers asking them to cooperate with the legislature to televise the Texas legislative sessions across the state...."

Feb. 2, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

How to Get the Legislature to Work
"...it had to work its way through the Texas Legislature. School finance should be the only thing the latest..."

July 25, 2005 Postmarks

Thinks State Legislature Should Be Required to Record Votes
"...the call for a resolution to get our state legislature to require recorded votes. You can find out more..."

June 29, 2004 Postmarks

What Does the Legislature Have Against Austin?
"...Austin I have been shocked by how badly the Legislature treats the town that hosts it. Usually the capital..."

Feb. 23, 2004 Postmarks

Legislature Gets It Together
"...The 78th Legislature's first week was brief and mostly unremarkable. Lt. Gov...."

Jan. 24, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

Bad Science Marches at the Legislature
Anti-vaxxers turn out for Public Health meeting, promise more action

March 6, 2015 News Post by Richard Whittaker

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