The biggest issue left facing legislators has been resolved—but with tiny property tax cuts and tough times ahead for the state budget, who came out ahead?
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Despite the success of 2014 election cycle, Texas tea party members have voiced their dissatisfaction with the 84th Legislative session in a letter calling their elected leaders a “failure.”
With only a few weeks left to go, it’s safe to say that this year’s legislative session has been less than productive. Instead, it has become a never-ending primary.
As we enter the final stages of the Legislative session, the House and Senate are battling over two poorly constructed and faulty tax cut packages. Furthering perpetuating this feud between the chambers, Rep. Dennis Bonnen has proposed yet another ill-conceived tax cut plan to consider.
While lawmakers have filed dozens of anti-abortion bills, a growing group of activists and volunteer-led organizations are providing resources for women seeking access to abortion in Texas.
Developed by Melvin Lerner during the 1960s, the “just-world theory” describes the tendency for people to believe that the world is an inherently fair place. The truth is that we don’t live in a just world, and inequality is growing worse along with shrinking social mobility.
After about an hour of debate, the Senate passed legislation Thursday that would modestly increase funding for pre-K programs. House Bill 4, a priority of Gov. Greg Abbott, passed on a 25-6 vote, with a handful of GOP senators voting no.
An unsurprising new report found that Texas political media is dominated by white, male voices, while marginalized Texans continue to be underrepresented.
Many of us have been the target of bullying, but few of us have been lieutenant governor. Dan Patrick has the misfortune to be both at the same time.
Following local scrutiny of San Antonio’s strict campaign finance laws, San Antonio mayoral hopeful Leticia Van de Putte has decided to cut her campaign funds in half.