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86th #txlege Report Card: Ethics

Ethics: F Ethics reform legislation in this year's session of the Texas Legislature was an exercise in window...

After Legislators Make Everyone in Texas a Plumber, The Pros Call for Special Legislative...

Texas plumbers are calling on state lawmakers to hold a special legislative session after they failed to pass a bill that would...

Threads Of Dysfunction Unravel 86th Legislative Session

Threads of dysfunction were on full display during the 86th Texas Legislature. For all the talk of...

Texas Dog Owners Bite Back Against Rep. Stickland for Killing Animal Cruelty Bill

The people and pups of Bedford, Texas might be ready to fetch a new state representative. On Memorial Day,...

Four Big Stories from the 86th Session of the Texas Legislature

The Texas Legislature quietly ended their regular session Monday in what’s colloquially known among legislators as Sine Die.

A Look at Texas Freshmen Legislators' Accomplishments

Eleventh in an ongoing series With the 86th session of the Texas Legislature in the rear view mirror, we...

Texas Legislators Heed Gov. Abbott's Call to Fund All-day Pre-K

Fully funded all-day pre-kindergarten is now a reality in Texas. Two-years after Governor Greg Abbott called for a...

No Yacht Left Behind

Texas homeowners desperate for tax relief might want to consider making a houseboat home. House Bill 4032, legislation...

Despite Some New Special Education Funding in Texas, Many Issues Remain

The status of special education funding in Texas is still undecided, even as the 86th session of the Texas Legislature comes to...

Teacher raises and all-day pre-K: Here's what's in the Texas Legislature's landmark school finance...

After weeks of tough negotiations, lawmakers have come up with a final deal on how to increase public education funding and cut...

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