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In Gun Debate, Texas House Goes Off Half-Cocked

In the wake of Sandy Hook and other gun tragedies, many state legislatures are passing stricter gun regulations. But not in Texas. The Texas […]

House Endorses Prison Closures, Re-Entry Programs

On Saturday morning, the House showed just how far the criminal justice debate in Texas has come.

The House passed SB 213, the sunset bill for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. The measure reauthorizes the agency with a few major changes, including an amendment to prioritize closure of certain private prisons.

Hot List: Day 117 of the Texas Legislature

The Lead: Lawmakers are giving up their Saturday—the first chamber weekend workday of the session—to debate a slew of controversial gun bills. The gun […]