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Cassandra Pollock is The Texas Tribune’s state politics reporter.
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State Rep. John Raney Tests Positive for Coronavirus After Being Inside Capitol This Week

State Rep. John Raney, R-College Station, has tested positive for the coronavirus, his office confirmed Thursday night. The lawmaker...

Authorities say they won’t seek charges after investigating allegation that a lobbyist drugged a...

The Texas Department of Public Safety and Travis County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday “that there is not enough evidence to support”...

Texas Judge Rules Federal Eviction Moratorium Unconstitutional. Lawyers and Advocates Disagree on What That...

The federal moratorium on evictions is unconstitutional, a federal judge in Texas ruled Thursday, siding with property owners in the state who...

Texas Officials Block Electricity Providers From Sending Bills, Disconnecting Utilities for Nonpayment

Gov. Greg Abbott said he and other state leaders are working fast to find solutions for homeowners and renters facing steep electricity...

Three indicted in Harris County on allegations of trying to illegally influence state House...

A Harris County grand jury has indicted three people who tried to illegally influence races in two Houston-area state House districts during...

Key Texas House leader says Capitol occupancy may be limited in upcoming legislative session

In the most detailed public glimpse yet at how the 2021 legislative session might play out during a pandemic, the chair of...

Trey Martinez Fischer Becomes Second Democrat To Announce Run For Speaker Of The Texas...

State Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer announced Monday that he is running for Texas House speaker, becoming the second Democrat in the lower chamber to...

Democratic state Rep. Senfronia Thompson files to run for speaker of the Texas House

State Rep. Senfronia Thompson, the longest-serving woman and Black person in the history of the Texas Legislature, filed Friday to run for speaker...

The Texas Legislature Meets In Less Than 100 Days. Nobody Knows How The Session...

The Texas Capitol is a bustling place when the Legislature is in session — the elevators are crowded, the hallways are packed,...
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Race For Texas House Majority Has Kept The Contest For Speaker Quiet

State Rep. Senfronia Thompson fielded a question last week that’s been on the minds of many members of the Texas House: If her party...

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