For much of the next year, Texans with a high tolerance for bullshit will have the opportunity to follow along with the finest still-legal bloodsport in the state: Republican legislative primaries.
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He could have governed with substance, but instead, Greg Abbott seems to be a dud of a governor—Rick Perry without the charisma, George Bush without the impulse toward bipartisanship.
In an opinion largely upholding Texas’ strict 2013 abortion law, a three-judge panel has upheld provisions expected to lead to the closure of all but eight abortion clinics in Texas, forcing some women to travel hundreds of miles to the nearest facility.
In addition to an overall lack of productivity, the 84th Legislature’s tax cuts and budget ploys make future sessions look grim for Texas lawmakers.
While it pales in comparison to previous sessions, the 84th Texas Legislature proved that our state government still likes to entertain some dysfunction.
Steve Hotze helped get Dan Patrick elected so he could advance righteous causes, like super-banning gay marriage. He’s not happy with how that’s gone.
After his tour of the Wimberley flood damage, Dan Patrick revived a groundwater bill that if passed would protect residents’ water wells in Hays County.
Dan Patrick likes to blame others for the Senate’s failure to address social issues, but he doesn’t have a lot of success to show in this department either.
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?
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.”