The Texas Senate Criminal Justice Committee took up Senate Bill 538 would “repeal ‘homosexual conduct’ as a criminal offense.”
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Rep. Bill Callegari filed a bill last month that would reduce abortion access for minors—especially minors with abusive parents or without parents entirely.
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.
The Lead: The House passed its version of the 2014-2015 state budget late Thursday night. As the Observer‘s Patrick Michels reported, the amendment that […]
One of this session’s hottest issues has been whether Texas will take a Medicaid expansion deal offered by the federal government. Under Medicaid expansion, […]
Can the Texas Legislature help Anson, TX with their $35 million prison that no one needs?
What a difference an election makes. Two years ago, Governor Rick Perry made the ban on sanctuary cities a legislative priority, and state Rep. […]
A poem from Eugene Novogrodsky.
In contrast to the Planned Parenthood bashing at Tuesday’s Senate Education Committee hearing, hundreds rallied at the Capitol on Thursday morning to support the non-profit.