After nearly two hours of testimony in the House Public Health Committee Wednesday, committee members finally got to the crux of the battle over […]
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House Bill 136 Rep. Richard Peña Raymond (D-Laredo) There’s a long-running joke around the Texas Capitol: The Legislature meets for 140 days every two […]
Observer staff writers Patrick Michels, Forrest Wilder and editor Dave Mann join the show for our first podcast about the 83rd Texas Legislature. What’s […]
More than 2,000 bikers overran the Texas Capitol Monday (not literally, they parked outside) to push for comprehensive motorcycle safety legislation: banning texting while […]
State Rep. Bill Zedler’s bill would require universities to permit teaching or “researching” of intelligent design (you know, creationism).
Chants of “PRO-CHOICE, PRO-FAMILY” filled the south steps of the Capitol late Tuesday morning, as about 50 people gathered to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion.
The Lead: Crickets will be chirping the rest of the week at the Capitol—both the House and the Senate have adjourned until Wednesday, Jan. […]
Nothing was off limits in a nearly two-hour long discussion of Senate Resolution 9, as senators joked about Whitmire’s age, loyalty, service and pranks.
“When someone says ‘I’m not for vouchers, I’m not for tax credit,'” Patrick said. “It’s not about the students, it’s about protecting superintendents, it’s about protecting teachers and the adults.”