Marijuana Messaging Changes In Response to Budget News

For months, advocates for greater access to cannabis in Texas have been looking at the expected massive budget shortfall and pointing out...

High Demand Causes Rocky Start for Paycheck Protection Program

Within hours of the launch of the federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program last Friday, a flood of applications crashed the system, making...

Follow the Freshmen: Committee Assignments

RA News is tracking where the Freshmen landed this session and highlighting who made it on to the big ticket committees.

Texas falls short of protecting its troops

The right to due process is critical to a fair and democratic state. Unfortunately for Texas members of the military, Gov. Greg...
Health Care Workers in Texas Now Trained to Spot Human Trafficking

Some Texas Health Care Workers Now Must Learn to Spot Human Trafficking

A Texas law that aims to train health care workers to spot human trafficking goes into effect this week. 

House Acts to Protect Working Mothers, Expanding Eligibility for Medicaid Coverage

HB 133 by Rep. Toni Rose (D-Dallas) which would allow women who qualify for Medicaid to stay on the program for 12...

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.

What do bathtub meth, beef, and Michael Bay have in common? They can all...

Sine Die! The session is over and Texas legislators have turned to Twitter to broadcast their very important, very official messages. Maybe...

U.S. Supreme Court Allows Inmate To Sue Prison Officers After He Was Forced To...

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that a Texas psychiatric prison inmate left for days in cells covered in either feces or...

Texas Senators Appointed to COVID-19 Legislative Workgroups to Discuss Challenges

The next session of the Texas Legislature doesn’t begin until January, but senators are already putting their heads together to come up...

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