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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”
"...fifth term representing most of the city in the Texas Senate. His committee posts have included Finance, Health &..."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Texas Legislature Media Panel Tonight
Abortion, education, and more discussed by lege watchers
"...arrested, some of the best and brightest of the Texas legislative press corps will gather tonight for an open..."

July 2, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

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

Jan. 13, 2017 News Feature by the News Staff

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

Jan. 9, 2013 Photo Gallery

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

Jan. 11, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Rep. John Bucy III on the 86th Texas Legislature
“We’ve got to do everything we can to keep attention on Medicaid expansion”
"...Austin. Bucy is the president and founder of the Texas Charter School Academic & Athletic League (TCSAAL), and former..."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

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

Lege Lines – The Texas Legislature: Not Enron
Passing a state budget when one side’s “cooking the books”
"...If the Republican Texas House Speaker from San Antonio can be summed up..."

March 31, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

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”
"...Typically, the Texas economy does very well, but we do sometimes have..."

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

Anti-Bullying Bill Filed for Texas Legislature
San Antonio lawmakers open pre-filing season with David's Law today
"...harassment swelling in the wake of the presidential election, Texas Democratic lawmakers are taking the bull by the horns...."

Nov. 14, 2016 News Post by Richard Whittaker

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

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

Rep. Gina Hinojosa on the 86th Texas Legislature
“We need to have the state pay its fair share into the school finance system”
"...note: Hinojosa’s father Gilberto is the chair of the Texas Democratic Party.] That should apply to every decision we..."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Rep. Sheryl Cole on the 86th Texas Legislature
“We’ve always been on defense, and we’ve got to learn how to play offense”
"...have the profile of schools in poor areas of Texas. It doesn’t make sense to not get credit for..."

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..."

Oct. 25, 2017 News Post by Mary Tuma

Rep. Celia Israel on the 86th Texas Legislature
“Pandering to 3% of the electorate is not in anyone's best interest”
"...system "byzantine" … if I were the queen of Texas, I would have already called a special session. I..."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

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”
"...Talarico (HD-52), one of the youngest members of the Texas House, was sworn in after his November election district..."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

1997 Texas Legislature Press Bills
"...Expands the amount of public information available from the Texas Health Care Information Council, as a pro-consumer measure. HB1812:..."

Aug. 15, 1997 News Column

Texas Legislature Passes Bad Legislation
"...of Health and Human Services will do to the Texas Planned Parenthood state funding ban what they did to..."

June 15, 2011 Postmarks

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

March 12, 2019 Food Post by Eric Puga

Will Texas Patch Up TABC Before It Bursts?
If ever an agency needed to be scorched by the state’s Sunset Act, it’s the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Com­mis­sion
"...liquid fire of the state's Sunset Act, it's the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Com­mis­sion. For not just years but generations,..."

Feb. 1, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Behold the Texas Miracle!
The Texas Miracle has a very mixed record on state prosperity
"...– are familiar with the political rhetoric of the "Texas Miracle." Coined by state business boosters to describe the..."

March 20, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

The Future Is in Flux for the Texas Film Incentive Program
Texas loses productions to states with bigger and better incentive programs
"...decade, the creative industries have been explaining that the Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program isn't just for cinema,..."

Jan. 27, 2017 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

What Happens When Texas Blocks Planned Parenthood? Abortions Rise.
Study: Lege's family planning cuts led to an increase in abortion
"...With the goal of eliminating abortion, Texas Republicans have stripped Planned Parenthood of funding and steadily..."

July 12, 2017 News Post by Mary Tuma

Judge Throws Out Texas Voter ID Law
Compares photo requirement to Jim Crow, poll tax
"...ruling is in. A Federal judge has found that Texas' voter ID law is "an unconstitutional poll tax [and]..."

Oct. 10, 2014 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Day Trips & Beyond: Texas Springs Under Threat
Visit these five watering holes while you can
"...Welcome to the best a Texas hot spell has to offer. It doesn’t get any..."

April 20, 2017 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Equality Texas Promotes LGBTQ Friendly Legislation
Report finds “stark gap” between acceptance and lack of protections
"...In a new report released Wednesday, Feb. 27, Equality Texas – a statewide political advocacy organization for queer and..."

Feb. 27, 2019 Qmmunity Post by Lilli Hime

Texas' Big, Bad Week for Voter Suppression and Gerrymandering
Within two days, courts reject second election map, voter ID bill
"...House maps. In less than two weeks, the Republican-dominated Texas Legislature has been dealt three critical blows to their..."

Aug. 25, 2017 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Court Rules: Texas Voter ID Still Racist
Second ruling finds GOP deliberately suppressed minority vote
"...That's why it's highly damaging to the state of Texas that yesterday a federal court ruled, once again, that..."

April 11, 2017 News Post by Richard Whittaker

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