The Lead: Five days left till sine die, and the deadlines are coming fast. Today’s the last day for the Senate and the House [...]
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The Lead: A budget deal appears close. That’s the news yesterday from the budget conference committee—where five reps and five senators are hashing out [...]
The Lead: There are so many ways to kill a bill in the Texas Legislature, and many bills will meet their demise today: It’s [...]
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.
The Texas Senate Criminal Justice Committee took up Senate Bill 538 would “repeal ‘homosexual conduct’ as a criminal offense.”