House Speaker Joe Straus released his committee assignments for the 84th Legislature—they’re more of the same, with a few surprises.
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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.
Some legislation made it over the hurdle and others whimpered their goodbyes, at least for now. Some bills may resurface as amendments, anything to get it through.
In a last-ditch effort to salvage payday loan reform, Rep. Mike Villarreal called on a recalcitrant Texas House committee to send legislation to the House.
On Saturday morning, the House showed just how far the criminal justice debate in Texas has come.
The House passed SB 213, the sunset bill for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. The measure reauthorizes the agency with a few major changes, including an amendment to prioritize closure of certain private prisons.
After a lengthy debate, lawmakers may have settled the most divisive question facing them in today’s school testing bill debate: whether high school students should, by default, be placed on a pathways to college preparation.
Texas Republicans are doing pretty well for themselves these days. So you might be surprised to read a flyer from El Paso state Rep. Dee Margo, a Republican, with friendly words from Reps. Naomi Gonzalez and Marisa Marquez, both of whom are Democrats.