Yearly Archives: 2018
The Lone Star State ranks among the worst states for maternal mortality and low overall for women’s health. Since 2016, the state of Texas has seen a 9 percent increase in the rate of maternal deaths, with the current rate standing at 34.2 per 100,000 live births.
On Friday, December 21st, Governor Greg Abbott issued a proclamation announcing Tuesday, January 29, 2019 as the special election date to fill the Texas House of Representatives District soon to be vacated by Representative Joe Pickett, who is retiring from the Legislature.
On Friday, December 21st in Austin, Carol Alvarado (D-Houston) was sworn in as the new Texas Senator for District 6, and also resigned her seat as the Texas House Member from District 145. Governor Greg Abbott issued a proclamation announcing Tuesday, January 29, 2019 as the special election date to fill the Texas House of Representatives District seat recently vacated by former Representative Carol Alvarado.
The University of Texas at Austin has concluded its investigation into allegations Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner (R - Georgetown) sent sexually explicit messages,...
Joe Pickett (D- El Paso), a 12-term member of the Texas House of Representatives, announced today he will resign from the Legislature on January...
Late Friday, Dec. 14th, U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor of Fort Worth ruled the “individual mandate” provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) unconstitutional, effectively invalidating the landmark healthcare legislation.
State Representative Carol Alvarado (D-Houston) won last night’s special election for Texas Senate District 6. Alvarado received 7,602 votes (50.4 percent) against three challengers, narrowly avoiding an expected runoff.
We all know the saying, “Everything is bigger in Texas.” Unfortunately, bigger doesn’t always mean better. Texas leads America in the number of uninsured Americans, and in particular, we have the most uninsured children in the United States.
Early voting concluded in the Texas Senate District 6 special election on Friday December 7th, with 10,011 voters casting ballots.
Reform Austin has written repeatedly about the need for ethics reform at the Capitol. As the new legislative class prepares for the...