House Follows Senate with Speaker Bonnen Announcing Committee Assignments Early

(Pictured: Dennis Bonnen, Credit: Bob Daemmrich, Texas Tribune) As Speaker of the Texas House, Dennis Bonnen (R – Angleton) has the responsibility of making committee assignments for its 150 members. Yesterday, in the middle of the third week of session, Speaker Bonnen announced the standing committee assignments for the 86th Texas Legislature during the body’s regularly […]

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A Preview into Possible Issues Tackled During the 86th Legislature

The 2018 election season was different from any midterm in recent memory. A polarizing national political climate spurred many retirements among incumbent officeholders, and produced competitive races in unexpected places, including Texas. From the top of the ticket down, races were very close, record numbers of Texans turned out to vote and significantly changed the […]

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