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.”
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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.
The House & Senate have very different plans for tax cuts — and both sides are getting ready for significant policy fight in the closing weeks of the lege.
After 16 hours of continuous debate, the House budget passed Wednesday. There weren’t many real divides between members, but a Senate showdown is coming.
The name of a lesbian lawmaker’s longtime partner doesn’t appear in a Texas legislative directory, though the publisher updated the web version after the Observer inquired about the issue.
Like undergrads in their fall semester, freshman year, Greg Abbott, Dan Patrick, and Joe Straus are getting to know each other. It’s going great!
Dan Patrick wants to extend the National Guard presence on the Texas border, illustrating his shifting rhetoric & foreshadowing conflict with the House.
House Speaker Joe Straus released his committee assignments for the 84th Legislature—they’re more of the same, with a few surprises.
Scott Turner had been pouring his heart out in his very public race for House Speaker, but today he lost to Joe Straus 127-19.
Dan Patrick announced the first draft of his legislative agenda on Thursday—and he’s moving up the clock on his House conterpart.