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. 

The Senate Passed its Version of the Budget, What’s in it, and What’s in...

The Texas Senate recently passed its version of the state budget totaling $250.7 billion—$117.9 billion in General Revenue funds representing an increase...

Redistricting Hearing Casts More Doubts on Census Data

The Senate Special Committee on Redistricting met on Tuesday morning with a focus on South Texas. Senators touched mainly on the accuracy...

After House Republicans tackle big challenges in session, they face another one: Saving themselves

When Hillary Clinton came to Houston last month for a local party fundraiser, she spoke forcefully about the opportunities that await Texas...

Top 10 New Laws Taking Effect in Texas Starting September

After hundreds of bills were discussed and ultimately passed during the 87th Texas Legislature, Abbott’s final signature has turned 666 bills into...

Public Comment Sought on State Legislative Priorities for 2021

After missing most of the summer, some Texas legislative committees are finally beginning to take up the business they have been charged...

The Kinds of Jobs Available in Texas Now

The Texas Workforce Commission keeps reporting high unemployment numbers each week. But 650,000 jobs are listed. Let’s take a look at what...

Judges Reject Trump Plan to Exclude Immigrants From Census Count

A panel of judges on Thursday declared unlawful President Donald Trump’s directive to exclude people who are in the United States illegally...
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Bill Delaying Texas Primaries Sent From Senate to House

Texas has a clock problem in 2021 because the state is almost certainly going to have to redraw district lines based on...

Senate panel advances David Whitley's nomination for secretary of state

Texas Secretary of State David Whitley at a state Senate Committee on Nominations hearing on Feb. 7, 2019. Whitley was appointed to the job...

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