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.
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With the messy and uncertain ending to the campus carry fight, it’s worth asking: Who won?
Collectively referred to as “liberty cities,” Texas conservatives have come up with a way to defend local control while denying municipalities the freedom to enact regulations preferred by local officials.
Truancy reform legislation, which would decriminalize Texas’ punitive system for handling students who miss school, has made it to the governor’s desk.
Ben Sargent’s Loon Star State: Greg Abbott will do whatever it takes to protect our gun control … even if it means calling in the state guard.
Ethics reform was a headlining initiative of Gov. Greg Abbott’s at the start of the session, but with a week to go, reform’s prospects look … complicated.
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.”
Christopher Duntsch may be simultaneously the most famous and deadly neurosurgeon in Texas. Though he has maimed and killed patients, he wasn’t arrested until last month, when he was caught stealing a pair of pants from Wal-Mart.
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.
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.