After more than six hours of fervent debate, the Texas Senate late last night passed an omnibus anti-abortion bill on a 20-10 vote. Senate […]
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Is Texas better off now than it was two years ago?
The Lead: Well, kids, we’ve reached sine die—the 140th, and last, day of the 83rd Legislature’s regular session. (The circus is apparently staying in […]
The Lead: It’s the penultimate day of the session, and lawmakers have much left to do. The House still must pass the budget and […]
However, Perry said that still left too much being spent on schools, Turner said, though Perry later deflected blame onto others.
The Lead: A budget deal appears close. That’s the news yesterday from the budget conference committee—where five reps and five senators are hashing out […]
The Lead: The Legislature went after mucus yesterday. That would be Michael Quinn Sullivan (often referred to as MQS—or mucus) who leads the tea […]
“First of all you have to recognize that you’re not a decision maker, but you can influence decisions.”
The Lead: There are so many ways to kill a bill in the Texas Legislature, and many bills will meet their demise today: It’s […]
The Lead: The franchise tax came into existence in 2006 and was trouble from the start. Businesses hated that it taxed their gross receipts […]