Lyanne A. Guarecuco
The lieutenant governor said Wednesday he is prepared to force a special session if those two bills aren’t passed.
Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick said Wednesday he will force a special session unless the House passes versions of the anti-transgender bathroom bill and a property tax reform bill. “I want to avoid a special session, but I’m prepared to go … Read More
Representative Diego Bernal called the vote “soul-crushing.”
Almost all Texas Republicans in the House voted to allow police officers to question children about immigration status during Wednesday’s heated debate on so-called sanctuary cities. The vote was cast during debate on Senate Bill 4, which could jail local … Read More
Lawmakers gave heartfelt speeches about their experiences as minorities, immigrants and children of immigrants on the Texas House floor Wednesday during heated debate over the so-called sanctuary cities ban. Representative Ana Hernandez, D-Houston, fought back tears while describing the fear … Read More
House Democrats say they will fight SB 4 "with everything we've got" during Wednesday's debate.
A Democratic lawmaker who began fasting in opposition to the so-called sanctuary cities bill on Sunday has been joined by supporters in the demonstration, but has also received wishes that she “starve to death” from opponents. Democratic State Representative Victoria … Read More
Beginning at 11:40 p.m., lawmakers heard more than five hours of heartfelt testimony on HB 2899.
Lawmakers on the House State Affairs Committee didn’t begin considering the chamber’s so-called bathroom bill until nearly midnight Wednesday, after a marathon debate of other bills that lasted almost 12 hours on the House floor. For a high-profile meeting on … Read More
Beginning late Wednesday night, a House committee heard hours of testimony opposing HB 2899, the House’s version of the “bathroom bill.
Governor Greg Abbott is calling the Texas House’s version of the so-called bathroom bill “a thoughtful proposal.” The author of the bill has touted it as being business-friendly. And unlike the Senate version, it does not explicitly require people to … Read More
The House softened some edges of the bill, but preserved the most controversial components of the legislation, including jailing noncompliant sheriffs.
The House softened some edges of the bill, but preserved the most controversial components of the legislation, including jailing noncompliant sheriffs. Read More
Clinton spoke about stopping the crisis in Syria, the Trump administration and how the Lone Star State could be “as blue as the Texas sky.”
Clinton spoke about stopping the crisis in Syria, the Trump administration and how the Lone Star State could be “as blue as the Texas sky.” Read More
Though they’re having trouble finding money for child welfare, Medicaid and schools, lawmakers found $653 million to fund a state border security plan.
Though they’re having trouble finding money for child welfare, Medicaid and schools, lawmakers found $653 million to fund a state border security plan. Read More