At the Texas Municipal League’s annual convention in Austin on Thursday, city officials from across the state gathered to encourage each other to pass regulations on payday and auto-title lending, an unregulated sector many consider usurious, if not predatory, and to discuss ways to defend against the industry’s lawsuits.Read full post
After months of suspense counting down to today’s planned surprise announcement, Wendy Davis let a few hundred of her closest friends and supporters in on the news that she’s running for governor of the state of Texas.Read full post
Ever heard of Crusaders for Yahweh?
We hadn’t, either, but Barry Smitherman has and apparently he’s upset that the Southern Poverty Law Center has listed the Crusaders of Yahweh—and other “patriot, mormon and judeo-christian religious groups”—as hate groups.Read full post
The Texas Observer and the Feminist Policy Alliance hosted a panel discussion on women’s health in Texas.Read full post
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.Read full post
In the aftermath of the West, Texas fertilizer disaster, state agencies meet resistance from other fertilizer facilities.Read full post
The Texas Department of Public Safety said today it will not try to keep information on ‘poopgate’ secret after all.Read full post