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85th Texas Legislature

The Sexist Texas Lege
The Sexist Texas Lege
The war on women continues on many fronts

Dec. 28, 2017

The Epic of Dawnna Dukes
The Epic of Dawnna Dukes
And what a year it's been

Dec. 28, 2017

State Capitol Sexual Abuse Policies Remain a Work in Progress
State Capitol Sexual Abuse Policies Remain a Work in Progress
After flood of allegations, House and Senate pressed to revise rules

Dec. 21, 2017

Texas Wants to Bury Your Fetus, Pt. 2
Texas Wants to Bury Your Fetus, Pt. 2
It’s déjà vu all over again in the fight for reproductive rights

Dec. 14, 2017

New Laws From the Lege Set to Go Into Effect
New Laws From the Lege Set to Go Into Effect
Get to know Texas' new rules

Aug. 31, 2017

Lege Lines: Sine Done
Lege Lines: Sine Done
The dregs from last month’s special session

Aug. 24, 2017

Looking at the Lege After a Flaccid Special Session
Looking at the Lege After a Flaccid Special Session
Alpha males Abbott and Patrick can't get their red meat passed

Aug. 17, 2017

Congressional Districts to Get Re-Mapped
Congressional Districts to Get Re-Mapped
Judge rules Doggett and Farenthold's districts unconstitutional

Aug. 17, 2017

Quote of the Week: Joe Straus
Quote of the Week: Joe Straus
The House speaker, candidly on the special session

Aug. 10, 2017

Lege Lines: A Second Shot at Tackling Maternal Mortality
Lege Lines: A Second Shot at Tackling Maternal Mortality
After years spent gutting women’s health care, are lawmakers doing enough?

Aug. 10, 2017

Lege Lines: Peace in Straus' House
Lege Lines: Peace in Straus' House
News from the saner chamber

Aug. 10, 2017

Lege Lines: Robbin' the Hoods
Lege Lines: Robbin' the Hoods
Can state lawmakers fix school finance?

Aug. 3, 2017

Lege Lines: Elsewhere Under the Dome
Lege Lines: Elsewhere Under the Dome
Taking stock of the week that was

Aug. 3, 2017

Faith-Based Opposition to SB 4
Faith-Based Opposition to SB 4
Court briefs filed in support of cities' suit against state

Aug. 1, 2017

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

July 27, 2017

Lege Lines: Bills on the Move
Lege Lines: Bills on the Move
Tracking the fallout from the special session

July 27, 2017

Lege Lines: Stretching Toward a Sunset
Lege Lines: Stretching Toward a Sunset
Don’t praise the Senate GOP for working quickly to pass what’s needed

July 20, 2017

Abbott and His Armed Militia
Abbott and His Armed Militia
Public records inquiry made about governor's security

July 20, 2017

Lawmaker Files Bill to Strike SB 4
Lawmaker Files Bill to Strike SB 4
Ft. Worth representative wants to repeal the anti-immigrant law

July 13, 2017

Stickland’s Last Stand
Stickland’s Last Stand
Are the gun nuts gonna get rid of permits, or what?

July 13, 2017

Lege Lines: Does Texas Really Need a Special Session
Lege Lines: Does Texas Really Need a Special Session
Save for the Sunset Bill, Dan Patrick's agenda is just plain inessential

July 13, 2017

In 2018 Election, It's Dawnna Dukes vs. the Field
In 2018 Election, It's Dawnna Dukes vs. the Field
The beleaguered HD 46 rep keeps on keepin' on

July 13, 2017

Sheriff Sally Hernandez Continues to Do "What’s Right"
Sheriff Sally Hernandez Continues to Do "What’s Right"
Besieged by the state GOP, Hernandez shows no sign of backing down from her immigration policies

July 6, 2017

DPS Director Steve McCraw Issues Immigration Marching Orders
DPS Director Steve McCraw Issues Immigration Marching Orders
DPS troopers "have an obligation" to work with ICE, Border Patrol

July 6, 2017

Who’s Carrying Water for Greg Abbott?
Who’s Carrying Water for Greg Abbott?
The governor’s got his rogues’ gallery of lawmakers

June 29, 2017

SB 4: Texas Cities Get Their Day in Court
SB 4: Texas Cities Get Their Day in Court
Advocates are optimistic following judge’s critical line of questioning

June 29, 2017

Mike Collier Announces Campaign Against Dan Patrick
Mike Collier Announces Campaign Against Dan Patrick
Former TDP finance chair seeks to oust Lt. Gov.

June 22, 2017

Fallout From the Lege's War on Reproductive Rights
Fallout From the Lege's War on Reproductive Rights
Texas waits on the full impact of legislative cuts

June 22, 2017

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Abbott’s Executive Overreach
What all bills did the governor veto this time?

June 22, 2017

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Special Session Specs
The basics of what’s coming in this special session

June 15, 2017

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