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The Legislature's redistricting process formally resumes this week with the first set of virtual hearings each day with a regional focus. Monday, January 25, 2021 - 9 am - Regional focus: West Texas Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 9 am - Regional focus: South Texas Wednesday, January...
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Texas Legislature

The Upcoming Bills That May Decrease Voter Suppression in Texas

The 87th Texas Legislature has a lot on its plate, to put it mildly....

The Texas Legislature and Funding for HB 3

In May of 2019 the Texas Legislature passed the now historic House Bill...

Can You Bring a Gun to the Texas State Capitol?

Short answer, yes you can. Despite the recent insurrection at the United States...
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Elections

Houston Police Officer Among Rioters at Capitol Building, May Face Federal Charges

Chief Art Acevedo received news Wednesday morning that a Houston Police Department officer...

Texas Reps that Voted Against Certifying Biden Victory

Congress convened late Wednesday evening to continue their work certifying the Presidential election...

The Capitol Building Aftermath and Texas’ Role in Shaping American Democracy

As rioters are cleared from the Capitol Building and members of Congress...

Campaign Finance

The Battle for the Texas House Hinges on Cold, Hard Cash

Democrat Texas House candidates running in battleground races outdid their Republican opponents in...

Latest Fundraising Reports Show Top Texas Politicos Flush With Cash

They aren’t up for election this year, but that didn’t stop Texas’ three...

Texas House Democrats Launch Red to Blue Campaign

The Texas House Democratic Campaign Committee has launched what it is dubbing the...

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Says Dr. Anthony Fauci “Doesn’t Know What He’s Talking About”

Despite Texas’ surge of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said Tuesday...

Political Fundraising Worrisome During COVID-19

Fundraising is the bread and butter for a political campaign, but how do...

Education

What Lt. Gov. Patrick’s Rule Change May Mean for Texas Education

Prior to the November election, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick made waves when he...

How School Budget Cuts Risk our Future

Texas’ budget writers will start out the new year billions of dollars short.

At least three Texas Board of Education members test positive for the coronavirus after in-person meeting

At least three members of the State Board of Education tested positive for...

Healthcare

March of Dimes Report Shows Texas Ranked at the Bottom for Infant Mortality

Texas has an infant mortality problem. The March of Dimes 2020 report card,...

Harris County’s Top Health Official Has a New Gig

After seven years Dr. Umair Shah, Harris County's top health official, is bound...

Texas men charged with trying to sell 50 million bogus N95 masks to foreign government

(Reuters) - Two Houston-area men have been criminally charged with trying to fraudulently...

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Opinions

Opinion: Texas Needs to Access Federal Health Care Funds

The pandemic and resulting economic dislocations are creating significant fiscal challenges for the state and local governments. In particular, the budgetary process in the upcoming legislative session will be daunting.

Opinion: The Stakes Couldn’t Be Higher, So Go Vote!

The stakes could hardly be higher as we head into Election Day this Tuesday. Our country is in the midst of multiple overlapping crises — a global pandemic, an economic recession, a...

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