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SB 1151 by State Sen. Buckingham (R-Lakeway) passed the Texas Senate, largely along party lines, with 20 votes for and 9 against. The post Senate Free Speech Bill Faces Uphill Battle in House appeared first on Empower Texans.

Activists Face Down County Judge

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"You are violating my rights under the Texas Open Meetings Act – and that happens a lot in here,” Brannon told the County Judge who tried to remove him from the public meeting. The post Activists Face Down County Judge appeared first on Empower ...

When Gov. Greg Abbott used a private, dinnertime ceremony on a Sunday that was broadcast only on Facebook to sign Texas' sanctuary cities law, it allowed him to avoid protesters' demonstrations and reporters' questions while taking his message ...

Sen. Carlos Uresti, who had been poised to be elected Senate president pro tem by virtue of seniority, withdraws from consideration from the post

The Texas House on Tuesday approved legislation to overhaul the state’s embattled voter identification law, moving it one step closer to Gov. Greg Abbott ’s desk.

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Combined, Uresti faces in excess of 200 years in prison. The post Alleged Uresti Co-Conspirator Turns Against Him appeared first on Empower Texans.

In the end, every lawmaker voted for the watered-down measure, including liberal Democrats. The post Pretend Property Tax Reform Bill Passes Texas House appeared first on Empower Texans.

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has threatened to force a special session if the House doesn’t pass his priority bills, including the property tax reform; it was unclear Saturday whether the House action would be enough to satisfy the Senate leader.

Rep. Lyle Larson once again tries to extend ethics reform to the governor’s office, without success

The House voted 91-50 for proposal to

Texas Central, the Dallas company planning to build a high-speed train between Dallas and Houston, has reached a deal with a major global consortium to design and build the project. An official announcement is expected within a matter of days. NBC ...

The Texas House on Saturday responded to Lt. Gov. Patrick's threat of forcing a special session by unanimously  approving property tax legislation. But the lower chamber excluded the Senate's key provisions requiring voter approval of some tax ...

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Denton lays groundwork for handheld ban

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 I’m a member of the Austin City Council, and this month Texas State Troopers arrested me for refusing to leave Gov. Greg Abbott’s office during a protest against the anti-immigrant Senate Bill 4.  New York Times

Texas lawmakers are moving to finally abolish a provision allowing people to face jail time for selling unlabeled CDs.

The Texas Senate has approved a bill allowing drivers to offer donations to help the state clear its backlog of untested rape kits.

Four potential candidates to lead the FBI — including former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman — have met with President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

President Donald Trump is assailing the naming of a special counsel as "the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!"

He and other lawmakers, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and most of the police and fire associations called the compromise a victory.