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Though people of color drove nearly all of Texas’ population gains in the last decade, the proposed map gives white voters control of both of the two new congressional districts the state earned. A redraw of the state’s congressional map to include a decade of population growth could be headed to last-minute backdoor negotiations...

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What’s On The Ballot? 8 Texas Constitutional Amendments For 2021, Explained

Next month, voters will have the opportunity to change the Texas Constitution. Eight...

How will Texas Distribute ARPA Funds?

According to Senator Jane Nelson's press release, Senate...

Proposed Property Tax Cuts May Damage Texas

In the ongoing saga of what seems like a never-ending and perpetual session...

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Elections

O’Rourke vs. Abbott: By the Numbers

Former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke is expected to announce his candidacy for governor...

The Majority of Texans Believe Greg Abbott Should Not be Reelected, Poll Reveals

In a recently released poll by Quinnipiac University, results show the steady downward...

Beto O’Rourke Comments on Matthew McConaughey Scoring Higher than Abbott in Recent Polls

Beto O'Rourke, who has been considering a possible run for Greg Abbott's current...

Campaign Finance

U.S. Supreme Court to Consider Senator Cruz’s Campaign Finance Challenge

Sept 30 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear...

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...

Education

Cybercriminals Use Pandemic To Attack Schools and Colleges, Two Texas Schools Pay Over Half A Million in Ransom

Cyberattacks have hit schools and colleges harder than any other industry during the...

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Planning to Install a Conservative Center in UT-Austin

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who was recently blasted in social media for blaming...

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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Accused U.S. Capitol Rioter from Texas Threatened His Children, Prosecutors Say

WASHINGTON, Oct 15 (Reuters) - A Texas man charged with participating in the deadly Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot by supporters of former President Donald Trump threatened his teenage son and daughter...

White House to Meet U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Retail Leaders on Vaccine Rule

WASHINGTON, Oct 15 (Reuters) - White House officials are meeting with influential industry trade groups including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Business Roundtable as the administration races to issue a...

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