Sen. Kel Seliger’s bill that could cut through the University of Texas System regents’ current power struggle with the Legislature was heard by the House Higher Education Committee early Wednesday morning.
Daily Archives: April 24, 2013
Reps. Johnson and Villarreal authored duplicate bills, HB 238 and HB 1146, that would propose to prohibit workplace discrimination against LGBTQ employees.
Texas Observer Staff Writer Forrest Wilder hosted a public panel on reforming Texas’ payday loan industry.
When Texas Observer staff writer Emily DePrang first met Josh Gravens in early 2012, his life was in shambles. The 25-year-old husband and father was still suffering for a mistake he had made when he was 12 years old. As …
Youth advocates say some counties are putting kids in seclusion too readily, for far too long. Juvenile justice officials say they have those rules for a reason, and when a child is dangerous and acting out, they simply have to isolate them.
The Lead: Two years after leaving the state’s rainy day fund untouched, despite a $27 billion deficit, the Senate voted yesterday to finally use the fund to restore money to public education, after cutting more than $5 billion last session. …