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Medical Marijuana Bill Headed for Law, Other Reforms Stall

This legislative session was full of hope for marijuana reform advocates, but as time ran out over the weekend all but one...

Texas House Democrats Kill Voting Restriction Bill

One of the most controversial bills during this Legislature has been Republican priority SB 7, also known as Voter Suppression bill, aimed...

The Vanessa Guillén Act: Senate Bill Tackles Sexual Harassment in the Military

Vanessa Guillén, a U.S army soldier, was 20 years old when her remains were found two months after disappearing from the military...

Texas House Passes Weak Weatherization Bill

On Monday, the Texas House passed the omnibus power grid weatherization bill in a near-unanimous vote. It went back to the Senate,...

How the Democrats Tried to Water Down the Permitless Carry Bill

House Bill 1927, which would do away with the need for Texans to have a license to carry a gun in public,...

The Bills That Died in the Texas Legislature This Year

Texas has one of the shortest legislative sessions out of all the states, with the regular congress meeting just five months every...

Patrick Demands Special Session After Priority Bills Die

In a desperate attempt to get his bills passed one way or another, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has requested Gov. Greg Abbott...

The Importance of “Controversy” in the Critical Race Theory Teaching Ban

In a marked victory for regressive politics in Texas, a bill banning the teaching of critical race theory in high schools is...

Known Unknowns, Texas Votes to Stay in the Dark About Medicaid Expansion

Texas’ continued refusal to participate in the Medicaid expansion set up under the Affordable Care Act has been a constant source of...

Two Texas Gun Control Bills May Limit the Damage of Permitless Carry

Governor Greg Abbott’s pledge to make Texas a “Second Amendment sanctuary” helped boost a bill that would make it legal to carry...

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