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Cassandra Pollock is The Texas Tribune’s state politics reporter.

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...

Sarah Eckhardt wins special election for Texas Senate seat after Rep. Eddie Rodriguez forgoes...

Former Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt will succeed former state Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, in the Texas Senate after state Rep. Eddie Rodriguez said Monday...

Six Candidates, Including Two Well-Known Democrats, File in Special Texas Senate Election to Replace...

Six candidates, including some well-known Austin-area politicians, have filed to run for the July 14 special election to replace retired Democratic state...

Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt resigns to run for Texas Senate

Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt is resigning her seat to run for state Senate. Thomas Meredith for The Texas Tribune

State Rep. Eddie Rodriguez becomes first to enter race for Senate District 14

State Rep. Eddie Rodriguez takes part in a Mexican American Legislative Caucus and House Elections Committee press conference on Jan....

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