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The state “does not intend to undertake redistricting in a special session,” according to a response filed by the defendants in the ongoing Perez v. Abbott redistricting lawsuit. Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the North Carolina ...

The fate of the Texas Department of Transportation’s must-pass sunset bill remains uncertain with just six days left in the legislative session.   Austin American-Statesman

Taking a break from the final excruciating grind of the 85th Texas Legislative Session, let us look for some diverting reading. How about Minnesota Sen. Al Franken’s new book, Giant of the Senate. Oh, it’s not out for a few days. ...

A former state district judge has been exonerated of her 2011 bribery and money laundering convictions.

Texas Alliance for Life

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The second largest pro-life group in the state, Texas Alliance for Life has come under scrutiny of late for its positions on pro-life legislation during the 2017 legislative session. While it’s being lambasted, the group is doling out ...

Texas House (Again) Kills School Choice

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House leadership cheerleader Ron Simmons thwarted by his own team as school choice is again defeated in the legislature's lower chamber. The post Texas House (Again) Kills School Choice appeared first on Empower Texans.

Field Narrows in RPT Chairman Race

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SREC members will choose either James Dickey or Rick Figueroa to be the next party chairman. The post Field Narrows in RPT Chairman Race appeared first on Empower Texans.

The state already allows shooting feral hogs from helicopters. The latest hunting twist comes as the state looks for new ways to control a growing hog population that causes millions in damages to crops every year.

Texas lawmakers have voted to allow big state lottery winners to remain anonymous. The Senate approved the measure Wednesday night and sent it to Gov. Greg Abbott for his consideration.

An effort to overhaul the state’s beleaguered school finance system has been declared dead after the Texas Senate Education Committee’s chairman said Wednesday that he would not appoint conferees to negotiate with the House.

By Mike Ward Houston Chronicle Originally published May 23, 2017 AUSTIN – In February, when Land Commissioner George P. Bush Continue Reading →

Dr. Steven Hotze thinks so. From the InBox: IT’S TIME TO REMOVE STRAUS AS SPEAKER “VACATE THE CHAIR” The Texas House is in chaos. Speaker Straus, who holds his position because he has a base of 55 Democrats, has lost control of the House. He ...

The Texas Senate, hoping to resurrect its versions of bathroom and property tax proposals dear to Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, grafted both of them onto unrelated county affairs legislation early Wednesday morning and tentatively voted to send ...

The state Senate voted 21-10 after 1 a.m. Wednesday to attach rules requiring transgender Texans to use public restrooms corresponding to their birth-certificate gender onto an otherwise unrelated proposal on county governments.

The Texas House has voted to allow concealed carry permit holders to have guns in their locked cars parked outside schools.

The often-combative Texas Board of Education would expand its ability to reject textbooks it doesn't like, rolling back limits that have been in place for more than two decades, under a proposal on the verge of clearing the state Legislature.

A statewide ban on texting while driving is headed to Gov. Greg Abbott's desk after being defeated repeatedly over the last decade.

Dozens of Dallas residents packed Dallas City Council chambers on Monday night for a town hall-style meeting with leaders of a task force handling an $800 million dollar bond for 2017.

A bill to save the troubled Dallas Police and Fire Pension Fund came one step closer to becoming law on Tuesday.

Drone flights could soon face new restrictions in America's largest conservative state. The Texas Senate voted unanimously Tuesday to ban drones over sports arenas and jails.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that his quest this year to visit every state is about building relationships, not politics. Zuckerberg insisted that he is not running for office.

State lawmaker Tony Tinderholt from Arlington has received the support he needs to charge Texas women with murder for abortions.

Collin County taxpayers were faced with the prospect of paying millions of dollars on a witch-hunt in Harris County. The post Collin County Officials Deny Further Payment to Paxton Prosecutors appeared first on Empower Texans.