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Texas Voters Need to Know Which Legislators Working For Them – We’ll Tell You...

Now that the 86th Texas Legislature has come to a close for the next two years, it’s time for a roll call- find out...

The Texas governor accused people of lying about Texas' maternal mortality rate. The critics...

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott claimed in a tweet Sunday that "critics" of the state's maternal mortality rate had lied about it, citing a year-old article that...

Texas Law Raising Smoking Age to 21, Exempting Active Military, May be Difficult to...

Active U.S. military members are exempt from Texas’ new law that prohibits adults under the age of 21 from purchasing cigarettes. But the new...

86th #TxLege Report Card: Maternal Mortality (D-)

Women's health for the most part received little support in Texas’ 86th Legislative Session. At a time when 1-4 Texas women are uninsured, rural obstetrics...

86th #TxLege Report Card: Medical Marijuana

Though some progress toward medical marijuana access was made, many advocates for reform grow frustrated at the hurdles still present. Background: In the 2015 legislative session,...

86th #Txlege Report Card: Minimum Wage

Proposed minimum wage increases received minimal effort in Texas’ 86th Legislative Session. For more than a decade, the Texas minimum wage hasn’t budged from the...

Abbott vetoes popular domestic violence bill because of an unrelated provision about radioactive waste...

Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday vetoed a widely supported bill to protect domestic violence survivors, calling it a “laudable effort” that lost his support when “someone...

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...

86th #txlege Report Card: Ethics

Ethics: F Ethics reform legislation in this year's session of the Texas Legislature was an exercise in window dressing. Even though lawmakers curbed some of...

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 have kept...
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