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: Lawmakers negotiated late into the night in an attempt to finalize the 2014-2015 state budget. Conference committee members have agreed on a […]
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 […]
Joy Strickland, who heads Mothers Against Teen Violence, sat watching video from the House floor Thursday night, praying as the bill she championed slowly died.
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 […]
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 […]
The Lead: You know the session has gotten serious when the first major bill dies in the House on a point of order. That’s […]
The Lead: We’ll say this for Sen. Dan Patrick: He keeps it interesting. In an unusual move, the Houston Republican pushed the Senate yesterday […]
This common carrier status, which means the company is carrying competitors’ products as well as its own to serve the public good, grants companies the right to take land without getting landowners’ consent. Oliveira’s House Bill 3547 attempts to set up a process to ensure companies claiming the status are actually common carriers. The House Business and Industry Committee discussed the bill last night.
Our legislative interns Olivia Messer and Liz Farmer join staff writer Patrick Michels, editor Dave Mann and I for a mid-session look at the 83rd Texas Legislature.