Texas Legislature Stories
What will Dan Patrick and his newly institutionalized tea party revolutionaries do during the 84th Texas legislative session?
The new lieutenant governor and his tea party revolutionaries have an ambitious agenda that could overhaul the state's school systems, tax policies and immigrat...Read More
With the Texas Senate poised to approve one of the harshest anti-abortion laws in the country, the crowd took over....Read More
In the end, it was the citizens in the gallery who made the difference late Tuesday night. ...Read More
Update at 7:52 PM: For some reason, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst brought everyone back for a second vote on suspending the rules to take up SB 5. The motion failed 1...Read More
In hindsight, perhaps Greg LaMantia, a scion of a South Texas family who made its fortune as a regional Budweiser distributor, shouldn't have named his 5,000-ac...Read More
In 2011, Austin-based Workers Defense Project successfully lobbied for the wage theft code amendment, authored by Senator Jose Rodriguez (D-El Paso), that made ...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
In contrast to the Planned Parenthood bashing at Tuesday’s Senate Education Committee hearing, hundreds rallied at the Capitol on Thursday morning to support ...Read More