Posted on · Speaker Joe Straus was already reluctant to bring the bill forward in the Texas House, due to the potential economic consequences.
Posted on · The host of travel shows on NPR and PBS will be speaking at the University of Houston on Thursday evening.
Posted on · With the Affordable Care Act still on the books, Republican legislators will have a tougher time achieving their twin goals of cutting taxes and balancing the budget.
Posted on · U.S. beef exports to Mexico have skyrocketed since the North American Free Trade Agreement phased out tariffs. Representatives of the cattle industry warn reopening the treaty would put those gains in jeopardy.
Posted on · Republican congressional leaders shelved their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, in the face of a revolt on the right. That could encourage potential primary challengers to House members who supported the plan.
Posted on · The Houston-based hotline began operations in February, shortly after President Trump issued his first executive order on immigration policy.
Posted on · Mayor Sylvester Turner argues the package is needed to balance the city’s budget and to address a long-term budget crisis. Firefighters say they’re being treated unfairly.
Posted on · Texas is on the verge of becoming the tenth state to call for a new U.S. constitutional convention. Some conservatives fear the effort could backfire.
Posted on · A three-judge panel ruled Texas lawmakers violated the Voting Rights Act when they redrew political boundary lines in 2011.
Posted on · A federal judge struck down Pasadena’s system for electing city council members in January, ruling it discriminated against Latino voters. The city government has appealed the decision to the U.S. Fifth Circuit.
Posted on · Supporters of Senate Bill 2 say the measure is needed to keep people from losing their homes. Opponents say it would starve local government of funding needed to provide critical services – and charge the bill’s author with using misleading statistics to make his case.
Posted on · Supporters of the measure argued SB 6 is necessary to protect women from sexual predators. Opponents countered it would aggravate the dangers to transgender individuals.
Posted on · Texas’ senior senator said he would support modifications to the U.S. free trade agreement with Mexico and Canada. But he warned a pull out could damage the state's economy.
Posted on · The criminal justice reform bill would outlaw certain law enforcement practices linked to racial profiling. The state’s largest police association has already come out against it.
Posted on · Conservatives are hoping the case, which involves spousal benefits for Houston city employees, will provide grounds to challenge the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage.