Tag Archives: Kirk Watson
Ready, Set, File: Transparency Bills Passed by Legislature Could Open the Door to Once-Public Records
The measures would sew up the so-called Boeing loopholes, which the government has used thousands of times to keep taxpayer-funded deals private.
UPDATE: The effort to close the “dead suspect” loophole, which Texas law enforcement agencies have used to keep secret the circumstances surrounding...Read More
Senator Lois Kolkhorst, who has been tasked with developing the new policy, said it will be released in the “near future.”
In the weeks after multiple allegations of sexual misconduct were made against two Texas senators last year, their colleagues called for “zero tolerance” an...Read More
After Baylor Scandal, Survivor-Centered Bills Give Texas a Chance to Lead Campus Sexual Assault Fight
Advocates say less than 10 percent of sexual assaults are reported in Texas and legislation focusing on support for survivors is most effective.
Advocates say less than 10 percent of sexual assaults are reported in Texas and legislation focusing on support for survivors is most effective....Read More
Opponents raised concerns that the bill may violate a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the bypass process must be confidential and expeditious, and endangers alre...Read More
Texas House and Senate budget writers have approved a provision excluding Planned Parenthood from the state Breast and Cervical Cancer Services program, which t...Read More
The Texas Senate passed a bill banning abortion coverage in private insurance plans, forcing many women to have to buy costly supplemental coverage....Read More
Update: Senate Bill 185 has been rescheduled for Monday, March 16 at 8 a.m. Original: The Senate Border Security Subcommittee adjourned after just six minutes...Read More
Consumer advocates and Democrats are divided over a Senate bill that would impose light regulations on payday and auto-title lenders.
Consumer advocates and Democrats are divided over a Senate bill that would impose light regulations on payday and auto-title lenders. ...Read More
At confirmation hearing for SBOE chair Barbara Cargill, freshman Sen. Donna Campbell steals the show.
Donna Campbell seemed genuinely baffled to learn that Texas students don't already get creationism in class. (Or Intelligent Design, as it's more fashionably kn...Read More