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As we near the end of the year, we must focus on the future of Texas, which will be determined during the 88th legislative session, scheduled to begin on January 10th.The Texas Legislature is a bicameral body composed of a 31-member Senate and a 150-member House of Representatives. Here at RA News, we will look at the...
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Is Your Toaster Spying On You — And Is Stopping It A Top Legislative Priority?

As you prepare your holiday season budget for gifts, you might assume that...

Texas Republican Going After Companies That Help Employees Get Abortions

Rep. Jared Patterson (R-Dallas) has filed a bill to end tax subsidies for...

Former Gov. Rick Perry Is The Latest Politician To Support Sport Betting In Texas

Sports betting is a huge business all over the world, in Texas, nevertheless,...

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Elections

Harris County DA Ogg Involving Texas Rangers in Election Investigation

Harris County’s election officials, already under investigation from the GOP state government over...

State GOP Leaders At Odds With Harris County Officials Over Election Issues Announce Investigations

Gov. Greg Abbott called for an investigation into Harris County's election practices last...

Why Were Over 10,000 Texas Midterm Absentee Ballots Rejected?

State voting law changes resulted in more than 10,000 mail-in ballots being rejected...

Campaign Finance

What US Senate Races Have Received Texas Money?

This election cycle Texas has been sparing no expense. And while top-of-the-ticket races...

Never A Perfect Candidate: Criminally Indicted Attorney General Ken Paxton

When comparing the 2022 statewide races to 2018’s, we see a clear uptick...

Who Are Texas’ Top Legislative Fundraisers?

New campaign finance reports released this week by candidates for the Texas Legislature...

Abbott & Beto Make Texas History, Most Expensive Governor’s Race Ever

When comparing the 2022 statewide races to 2018’s, we see a clear uptick...

O’Rourke Out-Raises Gov. Greg Abbott’s Gigantic War Chest

Texas' third straight fundraising period is officially over, thus making this year’s gubernatorial...

Education

All 15 State Board Of Education Seats Are On The Ballot — And The Results Are ‘Critical’

In many ways, the Covid-19 pandemic made schools political hotbeds of controversy nationwide....

Will Texas Have Enough Money To Pay For Public Schools?

Back in July of this year, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced that he...

School Safety A Primary Concern For All

With the recent uptick in school shootings, there is no question that school...

Healthcare

Texas US District Judge Rules Against The ACA’s HIV & STD Prevention Mandate

In a seemingly endless effort by conservatives to deny the well-established Affordable Care...

The Overall Life Expectancy In The U.S. Declined By 2 Years

From 2019 to 2020, the overall life expectancy in the United States declined...

Man Tests Positive for COVID, Monkeypox, and HIV All At Once

A 36 years old Italian man tested positive for COVID, Monkeypox, and HIV...

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Did Ted Cruz Violate A Federal Ban?

On Wednesday, the Campaign Legal Center filed a complaint against U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, alleging he violated a federal ban on lawmakers taking gifts from lobbyists.Cruz agreed to take free production and...

‘Bizarro Ted’ Cruz Fistbumps Bernie Sanders On Senate Floor As They Unite For Rail...

U.S. Senators Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders shared a fist bump on Thursday after the Texas conservative cast his vote for the progressive Sanders’ unsuccessful bid to force rail companies to give...

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