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...

Gov. Abbott’s COVID-19 Approval Rating Almost Worst in Nation

In comparison to his counterparts in other states, Gov. Greg Abbott is getting poor marks for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

State senator Charles Schwertner under investigation for sexual misconduct

The State Senate needs to rapidly investigate these accusations by Senator Schwertner, and publicly issue their findings.

Gov. Greg Abbott to Allow Texas Hair Salons and Pools to Reopen Friday and...

Gov. Greg Abbott will allow hair salons and pools in Texas to reopen Friday and gyms on May 18, moving more quickly than expected...

Does low pay equal low representation?

Texas State Representatives make less than minimum wage. Would boosting state rep. pay equate to better representation?

Texas Driver’s Licenses Get a Gold Star Upgrade

Stop what you’re doing. Take out your driver’s license. Is there a gold star on the upper right-hand side? 

U.S. Supreme Court Ruling a Big Win for Texas LGBT Rights

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that the Civil Rights Act of 1964, known as Title VII, protects gay, lesbian and transgender...

$248 Billion Budget Passes Out of Senate

AUSTIN, TX - The Texas Senate resoundingly passed a $248 billion budget Tuesday after nearly 3 hours of civil discussion, compared to the 11...

Dan Patrick’s Response to ‘Vulgar’ Shirt Sparks Free Speech Debate

Last week, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who presides over the Texas State Senate, publicly said he would remove all witnesses from legislative committee hearings who were wearing clothing that displayed “vulgar” language.

Closing the digital divide: FCC funds internet access in 89 rural Texas counties

Broadband buildout efforts to bridge the state’s digital divide are under way as funding from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) flows into...

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