Two days after the Plano City Council approved an ordinance prohibiting discrimination against LGBT people, a Texas legislator filed a proposed constitutional amendment that would limit the ability of cities to enforce such laws.
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Democratic astroturf group Balance PAC, otherwise known as “Texans 4 Justice,” claims to provide media services to candidates who’ve never heard of it.
Primary elections approach. Here’s five state senate races that will help you figure out the way the wind is blowing this Tuesday, and in the months afterward.
Environment Texas just released its biennial legislative scorecard, with the usual results: Democrats scored relatively well (some with perfect scores), most Republicans not so much and some GOP-ers struggled to stay in the double digits.
In hindsight, perhaps Greg LaMantia, a scion of a South Texas family who made its fortune as a regional Budweiser distributor, shouldn’t have named his 5,000-acre spread near Wimberley “Needmore Ranch.”
Calling his plan divert business tax payments into private school scholarships a “noble cause,” Sen. Dan Patrick remained committed to private school choice as way to rescue poor children. He recognized the momentum isn’t on his side.
Late Tuesday, a Senate committee voted out a contentious bill that critics have blasted as an attack on abortion rights.
Donna Campbell seemed genuinely baffled to learn that Texas students don’t already get creationism in class. (Or Intelligent Design, as it’s more fashionably known today. Or “Intellectual Design,” as Campbell called it this morning.)
It was a wet day in Austin, and the various rallies planned outside—for Latino needs, for Texas secession—were crunched inside. A particularly motley bunch of activists, lookey-loos, road-weary elected officials and well-tanned lobbyists passed each other in the hallways of the Capitol, often at as polite a distance as space would allow.
Meet the promising newbies and the veterans in bigger roles during the 2013 Texas Legislature.