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Burrows Buries Vouchers in Pandemic Bill

Every legislative session since 1995 a school voucher bill has been filed in the Texas Legislature. A school voucher is any mechanism...

Editorial: Will the Legislature Use These Two Bills to Steal $18B Intended for Texas...

After a year living under the conditions of the coronavirus pandemic, Texas schoolchildren are close to the end of the school year...

Sen. Menéndez Files Bill Requiring Lobbyists to Undergo Sexual Harassment Training

In the aftermath of the story that rocked the Capitol this weekend of a lobbyist using a date rape drug on a...

Paul Workman Crashes and Burns

Workman authored a bill that would have lined his own pockets.

Jonathan Stickland helps keep Austin rigged

Rep. Jonathan Stickland is just another part of the rigged political system in Austin - taking special interest money, voting to relax the rules on himself, and sticking it to everyday Texans.

Who Are Todd Hunter's Real Constituents?

Reform Austin has written repeatedly about the need for ethics reform at the Capitol. As the new legislative class prepares for the...

Heat tensions rising in state jails and prisons

A bill that would have tackled high temperatures at state jails and prisons has been eviscerated and replaced with a cost study.  HB 936...

Texas prison guards to get a small raise, but some doubt it will help...

State leaders have recently cheered record-low unemployment rates in Texas. But the economic success has made it that much harder for the...

New law protects the interests of businesses, could infringe on first amendment right to...

It’s no secret that Texans will fight fiercely for their land. Whether the main concern is land rights or preserving water, activists...

What happens if Bonnen Resigns?

Now that Rep. Dennis Bonnen has decided not to seek reelection his position in the leadership is considered shaky. Some Texas politicos are wondering...

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