If added to the open carry bill, the “Dutton amendment” would ban police officers from stopping someone solely because they’re openly carrying a handgun. This would help prevent racial profiling, and people of color from being harassed by law enforcement.
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A visitor to the Capitol gleans a particular story of Texas from the monuments and plaques: one that celebrates the state’s involvement in the Civil War and offers a revisionist history of the causes of the conflict. (Read: not slavery.)
Michael Morton served 25 years in prison before DNA testing proved that he didn’t kill his wife. Post-conviction DNA testing has led to the […]
For years, Dan Patrick has sought to kill the Senate’s two-thirds rule, which gives Democrats leverage in a Republican chamber. Today, he finally succeeded.
Monday was the first day to pre-file bills for next year’s 84th Texas Legislature—and it saw measures on taxes, daylight savings time and nullification.
Environment Texas just released its biennial legislative scorecard, with the usual results: Democrats scored relatively well (some with perfect scores), most Republicans not so much and some GOP-ers struggled to stay in the double digits.
The Senate passed its budget proposal Wednesday afternoon with broad support—only two senators voted against it. The only real point of debate was whether the budget devoted enough money to public schools.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst insinuated that Powers has been the victim of character assassination in a tribute to UT President Bill Powers this afternoon
Zaffirini’s nomination roast continued with a nod to Van de Putte’s 12 kids and grandchildren gathered around her desk. “I’m not sure when she became an advocate for Planned Parenthood,” Zaffirini said, “but I bet her children are glad it wasn’t earlier.”