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Bills of the Week: House Bill 1 and Senate Bill 1
Texas Lege looks to finalize budget deal
"...House Bill 1 and Senate Bill 1Authors: Rep. John Otto, R-Dayton;..."

May 29, 2015 News Column by Richard Whittaker

Senate Bill Could Kill Deal to Build Pro Soccer Stadium in Austin
Precourt argues SB 1771 would “jeopardize the viability of Austin FC”
"...A bill making its way through the Senate could kill a..."

April 17, 2019 News Post by Austin Sanders

Lege Lines: School Finance Bill Passes House With Flying Colors
Stickland only holdout on ambitious “Texas Plan” finance bill
"...House Bill 3, the session's marquee school finance legislation, survived over..."

April 12, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Texas Senate Education Committee Advances Its Own School Finance Plan
SB 4 would essentially gut the House version of the bill
"...The Texas Senate Education Committee voted 8-0-3 to advance a fleshed out..."

May 1, 2019 News Post by Austin Sanders

House Rolls Out School Finance Bill
Republican leaders propose $9 billion in funding for public schools over the next two years
"...of Representatives rolled out that chamber's long-awaited school finance bill, House Bill 3, at a press conference on Tuesday,..."

March 8, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Watson's 3/17 Speech Against Voter ID
Transcript of Austin senator's remarks
"...speech. For the second time this session in the Senate's tussle over voter ID, I found his words worth..."

March 18, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

Senate Committee Will Take Up Version of Abortion Regs on Monday
Hearing on bill day before Senate reconvenes
"...The Senate Health and Human Services Committee will gather at 10..."

July 3, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Bathroom Bill Flushed to Senate
Despite 21 hours of testimony, SB 6 goes to chamber floor
"...told a story Tuesday night about the problems with Senate Bill 6...."

March 8, 2017 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Bill Debates Begin Tomorrow
First real debates for school finance and more
"...lawmakers were on for the school finance reforms in Senate Bill 1811, there was one shared opinion: That no-one..."

June 1, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

School Bill Put to the Test
Omnibus school bill doesn't make the grade, critics say
"...Another legislative session means another public school omnibus bill. Legislators were presented with the mammoth 128-page bill (filed..."

March 13, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Texas House Advances Ambitious School Finance Bill
Teachers’ union celebrates shedding of merit pay provision
"...passed a committee substitute for the big school finance bill, House Bill 3, through a unanimous vote on Tuesday..."

March 22, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Bill of the Week: Silencing Survivors?
Joan Huffman's bill may have an adverse effect on survivor psyche
"...Senate Bill 576, Sen. Joan Huffman, R-Houston..."

March 31, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Lege Lines: Weak Oversight Rules, School Vouchers Pass Senate, and More...
Lege pushes weak oversight rules, school voucher bill sails through Senate, and more...
"...Ethics? Oversight? LOL!..."

April 24, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Senate Budget Lesser of Two Evils
Reps from both chambers commence to thrash out final numbers
"...On May 4, the Senate broke along party lines to approve its version of..."

May 13, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

UPDATED: Senate Passes House Bill 2
Rejected amendments, dramatic speeches, and finally a vote
"...UPDATE: As expected, the Texas Senate tonight voted 19-11 in favor of passing House Bill..."

July 12, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Senate Speeds Through Anti-Choice Bills
Senate prioritizes anti-abortion bills during special session
"...a week into the special session and the Texas Senate is on a dizzying fast-track to advance anti-choice bills...."

July 25, 2017 News Post by Mary Tuma

UPDATE: Senate Filibuster in Progress
Close to vote on SB5; clock ticking
"...For a look at what happened on the Senate floor after midnight, see “YEA OR NAY?” For a..."

June 25, 2013 News Post by Michael King

Lege Lines: Dem Lawmakers Boycott Anti-Abortion Bill Hearing
Brass ovaries vs. HB 16, and other battle lines drawn at the Capitol
"...took a stand this Monday, March 25, against a bill that would further stigmatize abortion, boycotting a committee hearing..."

March 29, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Senate Delivers First Blow to Paid Sick Leave
SB 15, the boy who cried "voter fraud!" advance, and other Lege news
"...On Feb. 28, the Senate Committee on State Affairs advanced Senate Bill 15, which..."

March 8, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Property Tax Hack Finally Gets Senate Nod
"...same time as they overhaul school finance. In the Senate, where Senate Bill 2 flew out of committee as..."

April 19, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

After All-Nighter, Senate Passes Voter ID
A marathon session delivers a GOP partisan priority
"...After a marathon 24-hour session, on Wed­nesday the Senate passed Senate Bill 362, which would require voters to..."

March 13, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Lege Lines: The “Sanctuary Cities” Bill's Detrimental Effect
Can anybody reasonably testify in support of SB 4?
"...state lawmakers to vote against the so-called "sanctuary cities" bill, Senate Bill 4. The fifth grader, the youngest of..."

March 24, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

The Mad Men: Senate Votes to Impose New Abortion Limits
Senate GOP votes to impose new abortion limits
"...read "My Family Values Women" gathered in the state Senate chamber last week for a committee hearing on a..."

June 21, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Dying in Committee, Part 3
The Lege seems to have decided to not end the United Nations this session.
"...be doomed to disappear into the void of unpassed bills: What is it? House Concurrent Resolution 29, by Rep...."

May 3, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

'We're Not Gonna Take It': HB 2 Passes Senate Committee
Moves to full Senate; can be heard as early as tomorrow
"...Orange-clad opponents of the controversial abortion regulations House Bill 2 rose from their chairs while singing Twisted Sister's..."

July 11, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

HB 3 Headed for Conference
School accountability bill gets back to House radically different to how it left
"...He'll need that coping mechanism. The Senate has sent back House Bill 3, the school accountability..."

May 13, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

County Courts-at-Law Nos. 3 & 5: Now We’ve Got Bad Blood
Defense attorneys eye Hohengarten, Lipscombe on county benches
"...CCL 3 challenger Paul Quinzi has carved an industry niche as..."

Feb. 16, 2018 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

The Daily Hustle: 3/21/11
GEDs and boutique hotels: Your City Council preview
"...outside firms to help reach Austin Energy's goals of 35% renewable energy generation. “AE’s staff will also require specific..."

March 21, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Promising Start for Dem Senate Candidates
Campaign finance reports show Houston Mayor Bill White out front
"...With Texas facing its most competitive U.S. Senate race in a decade, federal campaign finance reports are..."

Oct. 30, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Probe-Before-Abortion Bill Moves Forward
Republicans and their probes: Coming to a vagina near you
"...two days of debate, the Texas House late March 3 voted 107-42 to pass the ultrasound-before-abortion bill authored by..."

March 11, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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