If Texas politicians are refining the art of how to get indicted, Paxton showed us what not to do. He communicated Monday that he was on the defensive.
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It has been 150 years since the institution of slavery officially ended in the Lone Star State. Yet, the vestiges from that evil period remain, and are revealed almost daily.
Two legislators have weighed in on the controversy over Texas’ refusal to grant birth certificates to some children of undocumented families. On Wednesday, Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, vice chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, sent a letter to Texas Department of State Health Services Commissioner Kirk Cole, referencing an Observer story published online Monday. State Rep. Ramon Romero Jr., D-Fort Worth, also sent a letter Cole.
In response to a video released Tuesday by anti-abortion activist group the Center for Medical Progress, Gov. Greg Abbott has directed the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to investigate what he calls “the harvesting of baby body parts.” The videomakers’ claim that Planned Parenthood uses abortion to illegally “sell baby parts” is a misleading distraction from real issues of justice in medical research and care.
In a radio interview with Christian talk show host Rick Wiles, Rep. Giovanni Capriglione talks about the Texas gold depository, which would allow gold owned by the University of Texas’ endowment fund to be returned from New York City. While gold fever has long been a feature of American political life, its rapid normalization in Texas and adoption as state policy is odd, to say the least.
Despite receiving a letter from anti-gay groups demanding one, Gov. Greg Abbott will not call a special session to pass a bill aimed at undermining the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of marriage equality.
Texans enrolled in the Affordable Care Act health insurance marketplace can rest easy. The Supreme Court has upheld federal subsidies that help make health coverage more affordable for those in Texas.
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.
With a Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage looming, Gov. Greg Abbott is holding a ceremonial signing of the so-called “Pastor Protection Act,” which confirms already existing protections for churches and pastors under the law.
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.