Follow the Freshmen: Nearly 1,000 Bills Filed By New Legislators

Fifth in an ongoing series With the first half of the legislative session in the rearview mirror, last Friday marked the deadline for bill filing. The...

Texas Capitol Reopening For the First Time Since March

Governor Greg Abbott took to Twitter on Monday to announce the reopening of the Texas Capitol in Austin on January 4th.

County Judges and Mayors Appeal to Gov. Abbott for Local Control on Face Masks

In San Antonio, Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff has identified the secret sauce to bypassing Gov. Greg Abbott and imposing a local...
Vanessa Guillen

Bill Would Name Houston Post Office for Fort Hood Soldier Vanessa Guillén

On what would have been Vanessa Guillén’s 21st birthday, Congresswoman Sylvia R. Garcia (D-Houston) filed legislation to rename a Houston post office...

UT Austin Concludes Sexual Misconduct Investigation of State Sen. Schwertner

The University of Texas at Austin has concluded its investigation into allegations Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner (R - Georgetown) sent sexually explicit messages,...

Texas Bill Will Allow Social Media Users to Sue Over Being Canceled

The latest salvo in Greg Abbott’s culture war comes courtesy of Senate Bill 12, which will allow social media users to sue...

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...

Governor Abbott Announces Plan to Reopen Texas

With the statement that the worst of COVID-19 may soon be behind us, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott today issued a series of...

The Texas Foster Care System is In Crisis

The Texas foster care system has faced a number of setbacks in recent months. This year alone, there was a decrease of...
Ken Paxton

Paxton Pushes on With Investigation That Has Him Accused of Bribery

Over the strong opposition of his top executives, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is moving ahead with an investigation into the FBI...

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