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.
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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.
With the messy and uncertain ending to the campus carry fight, it’s worth asking: Who won?
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.”
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.