Last night’s debate between Julian Castro and Dan Patrick provided a lot of fireworks, but left Texas’ immigration debate mostly status quo ante.
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Amid a paucity of polls in Texas, a survey from Public Policy polling brings bad news for the state’s Democrats (and good news for Gov. Perry.)
On Thursday, a Senate committee hearing provided an opportunity for Republicans Senators and pro-choice activists to spar over women’s health.
For nearly four decades, white liberals have dominated Austin politics. Now the city may finally embrace true progressivism.
Texas Democrats’ long-awaited lieutenant governor hopeful Leticia Van de Putte announced her candidacy in San Antonio to a roomful of applause, mariachi music and Texas flags.
This summer Eric Alva joined the fight in his hometown in favor of a proposal to update the city code to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and military status.
The Senate Education Committee took up a proposal to eliminate the STAAR writing test for 4th and 7th graders as well. Lawmakers also hinted at an interim study on the state’s process for developing the standards those tests are based on.
After a delay Friday, the Senate finally passed House Bill 5, the session’s big education bill limiting state testing in high school and altering high school graduation plans.
The Eagle Ford Shale legislative caucus met for the first time to discuss the economic impact of the oil and gas industry in South Texas.
The Texas Senate voted 27-0 to pass a set of Senate rules that preserves the all-important two-thirds tradition.