The lieutenant governor said Wednesday he is prepared to force a special session if those two bills aren’t passed.
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“I’m afraid that this legislation will lead to harassment and profiling of Latinos, especially our children,” said Senator Sylvia Garcia.
Representative Diego Bernal called the vote “soul-crushing.”
House Democrats say they will fight SB 4 "with everything we've got" during Wednesday's debate.
Beginning at 11:40 p.m., lawmakers heard more than five hours of heartfelt testimony on HB 2899.
Beginning late Wednesday night, a House committee heard hours of testimony opposing HB 2899, the House’s version of the “bathroom bill.
The House softened some edges of the bill, but preserved the most controversial components of the legislation, including jailing noncompliant sheriffs.
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.”
Though they’re having trouble finding money for child welfare, Medicaid and schools, lawmakers found $653 million to fund a state border security plan.