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

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....

State Sen. Kirk Watson to retire from Texas Senate

State Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, on the Senate floor on April 11, 2019. Juan Figueroa/The Texas Tribune State...

Stepping into GOP primaries, Dennis Bonnen donates to seven Texas House incumbents

Speaker Dennis Bonnen has contributed $15,000 each to seven members of...

Texas House committee adopts report saying Dennis Bonnen "likely violated" the law during meeting...

The House General Investigating Committee on Friday unanimously adopted a report from its legal advisers that said House Speaker Dennis Bonnen “likely...

Texas Speaker Bonnen won't seek reelection

Speaker Dennis Bonnen in the House Chamber on March 27, 2019, the day the House will take up HB1, the...

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