Here’s What Texas Legislators Accomplished in 2019

Texas lawmakers ended the 2019 legislative session in a self-congratulatory mood for passing a $251 Billion budget that temporarily lowered property taxes, revamped the Lone Star State’s byzantine school finance laws and gave teachers a pay raise. Child Care Reform Education Ethics Hurricane Harvey / Disaster Management Maternal Mortality/Women’s Health Medical Marijuana Mental Health Minimum […]

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Analysis: What’s a botched voter purge between friends?

BY ROSS RAMSEY So a governor of Texas appoints a new secretary of state who immediately gets into trouble with an amateurish attempt to purge the state’s voter rolls of noncitizens — a list of almost 100,000 people that turns out to include lots of legitimate voters on it. Democrats in the Texas Senate smell a skunk and block […]

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Will Real Tax Reform Please Stand Up

By Alex Karjerker While the Big 3 Talked a Big Game on Tax Reform, Texas Families will see Limited Relief Since the 86th Texas Legislature adjourned last Monday, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and State Sen. Paul Bettencourt (Houston) have proudly boasted their work on property tax reform. “It’s the first major property tax reform in […]

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