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The Texas Legislative Council posted the first proposed redistricting maps for the Texas Senate by Republicans in the upper chamber led by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick today. Members of the public can find an interactive map here and find more detailed information here. The third special session of the Texas Legislature starts on Monday,...
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Texas Legislature

Texas Second Special Session Recap

The second special session of the 87th Texas Legislature was much more impactful than...

Governor Abbott Signs Republican-backed Voting Restriction Bill

Sept 7 (Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday signed into law voting restrictions...

Briscoe Cain Behind Bill to Allow the Spread of Hate Speech, Terrorist Content, and Vaccine Disinformation

Last Friday, the Texas House of Representatives passed HB 20 relating to censorship...
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Elections

Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick’s Possible Challengers

Dan Patrick, who released a statement months ago announcing his intention to seek...

Governor Abbott Has the Worst Approval Ratings to Date, UT Poll Reveals

Governor Greg Abbott has hit a new low; the Texas Politics Project by...

Is Joe Straus “The Leader Our State Needs”?

State Rep. Lyle Larson recently wrote what can only be called a heartfelt...

Campaign Finance

Bail Bond Bill Becomes Law After Heavy Donations From the Industry to Patrick

A controversial bail bond bill was signed by Governor Greg Abbott in Houston...

Texas Supreme Court Changes their Mind after a $250k Donation from Apache Corp

After a long legal battle against Apache Corp, which was apparently going to...

July Finance Reports Show First Glimpse of Statewide GOP Primary Challenges

New campaign finance reports released this week by elected officials and candidates for...

Campaign Contributions Kick Off This Week

Few Texans realize the extent of political contributions across the state. Most of...

Ted Cruz Used Campaign Funds to Promote Book

According to The Daily Beast, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz used money obtained for...

Education

Texans Don’t Support GOP’s Crusade Against Critical Race Theory, as New Poll Shows

In recent weeks, GOP officials have launched an all-arms attack against #CriticalRaceTheory. It...
Texas teacher pension

Teacher Retirement System of Texas Released from Indeed Tower Lease

Indeed Tower, which has been at the center of controversy among Texas teachers,...

New State Data Found Elementary Schools Have Lost Math Proficiency Due to COVID-19 pandemic

Newly released state data found Texas elementary schools have reached their lowest proficiency...

Healthcare

Texas Gets Its First Human Case of West Nile Virus in 2021

Texas has reported its first human case of West Nile virus this year,...

Monkeypox Has Arrived In Dallas

A Dallas resident was diagnosed with monkeypox after traveling from Lagos, Nigeria last...

Does Medicaid Expansion Still Have a Fighting Chance?

In May 2021, Texas legislators denied the expansion of Medicaid benefits to over...

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Opinions

Opinion: Young Republicans Support Reforming Marijuana Penalties in Texas

Over 60,000 arrests are made each year for marijuana possession in Texas, accounting for 4.5 to 6 percent of total arrests statewide. Republicans of all ages, but especially Young Republicans, support reforming...

Opinion: How Many Times Does it Take Before Someone Should be Fired?

This is a question employers grapple with on an almost daily basis.  Weighing whether an employee can be retrained or should be let go is a topic that human...

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