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Dan Patrick Reveals His Wish List for the 88th Legislature
Property tax relief, gas plants, and border to gain from $27B surplus
"...a list of 21 priorities for the 88th Texas Legislature last week at the Capitol, beginning the mad dash..."

Dec. 5, 2022 News Post by Maggie Q. Thompson

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
", the opening day of pre-filing for the 85th Legislature...."

Nov. 14, 2016 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Sine Die at the 86th Texas Legislature
"...Sine die at the 86th Texas Legislature on May 27, 2019..."

May 28, 2019 Photo Gallery

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

Amid Chaos and Crisis, the 87th Texas Legislature Gets to Work
Can we rebuild a democracy?
"...the face. In between these Wednesdays, the 87th Texas Legislature came into being, as happens every two years in..."

Jan. 15, 2021 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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

Women's Health Advocates Brace for "Perfect Storm" at Texas Legislature
Republican lawmakers racing to further restrict abortion access
"...A month before the 87th Texas Legislature gaveled in, Republican lawmakers were already working on how..."

Jan. 15, 2021 News Feature by Mary Tuma

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

Opening Day of the 88th Texas Legislature
"...Opening Day of the 88th Texas Legislature on January 10, 2023..."

Jan. 11, 2023 Photo Gallery

The Fumbling, Bumbling Letdown of the 87th Legislature
Sine dead
"...When the 87th Texas Legislature kicked off in January, six days after rioters laid..."

June 4, 2021 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Criminal Justice Goes Unreformed by a Dismal 87th Texas Legislature
High presession hopes lead to deeper disappointments now
"...some problems with policing and want to see the legislature pass reform," Mitchell said. "So what they have done..."

June 4, 2021 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Will the Texas Legislature Take On Police Reform?
George Floyd Act, APD takeover, TCOLE all on Lege's agenda
" a potential defining achievement of the 87th Texas Legislature. As the summer gave way to fall and winter,..."

Jan. 15, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Bad Bills Bite the Dust at the Legislature
Anti-voter, anti-worker, anti-woman, pro-slave-owner bills dead – for now
"...clock in the final week of the 86th Texas Legislature has signaled death by deadline for most of the..."

May 24, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Legislature Restores Public's Right to Know
Bipartisan public records bill likely to become law
"...the right-leaning Texas Public Policy Foundation, and others. "The Legislature is finally in a position to restore the public's..."

May 24, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

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”
" 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”
" 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

Wrenching Issues Face First Dobbs-Era Texas Legislature
Pulling the trigger
"...important debate and it's not one I think the Legislature's prepared to have," he says, "about what level of..."

Sept. 2, 2022 News Feature by Maggie Q. Thompson

Looking Back at the Good and Bad of the 86th Texas Legislature
Sine dead!
"...were promised an earnest, meat-and-potatoes, kinda boring 86th Texas Legislature, and that's more or less what we got. Though..."

May 31, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Mayor Adler on How the 86th Legislature Will Affect Austin
“Something’s going to have to give. It’s real.”
"...– has been delayed while staff waits for the Legislature to act. “We’re talking about different things, various options...."

May 29, 2019 News Post by Michael King

Chick-fil-A, Saved by the Legislature
Religious exemption bill heads to governor's desk despite testimony from LGBTQ Caucus

May 24, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

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