Dan Patrick wants to extend the National Guard presence on the Texas border, illustrating his shifting rhetoric & foreshadowing conflict with the House.
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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.
ALEC is coming to Texas, and Joe Straus is helping to throw a “welcome party.”
Late into the night, the payday loan industry strutted its stuff before a very friendly House committee. The hearing came just a week after the Senate passed a surprisingly tough bill that the industry insists would shut down most of Texas’ 3,400 payday and auto-title storefronts. Even though the legislation aired last night is a faint shadow the Senate bill, it got a rough treatment from six of the seven committee members.
The Lead And now the real work begins. The 83rd Legislature was all pomp and ceremony on its opening day. Today lawmakers begin getting […]
Despite all evidence to the contrary, some conservative lawmakers argue that they actually increased school funding. It’s a dishonest myth with incredible staying power.