Posted on · Abbott’s endorsement of Senate Bill 2 gives teeth to Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick’s threat to force the Legislature into special session, unless the House passes the original Senate property tax reform bill.
Posted on · Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick is demanding a House vote on property tax reform and a bathroom bill. He says the Senate won’t pass a budget or a sunset bill for key state agencies until it does.
Posted on · The split has already wrecked the chances of more than 100 bills as the legislative session nears its end.
Posted on · HIs statements come the day after the president fired FBI's director James Comey, who was investigating the government's ties with Russia.
Posted on · Mayor Sylvester Turner called on House and Senate negotiators to strike out amendments that would make the reform plan prohibitively expensive.
Posted on · The House’s budget would boost state spending on K-12 education by drawing on the Rainy Day Fund. The Senate’s would force local property taxpayers to pick up more of the tab.
Posted on · Houston Public Media's analysis of the results of two important Houston area May 6th elections.
Posted on · The elections will be the first since a federal judge ruled city leaders intentionally discriminated against Latino voters with their 2013 redistricting plan.
Posted on · The Article V of the U.S. Constitution requires two-thirds of the states to call for such a convention for one to take place – 34 out of the current 50.
Posted on · If the lower chamber approves the measure, Texas would become the tenth state to call for a new U.S. constitutional convention.
Posted on · The annual Houston Area Survey, produced Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, finds fewer than 20 percent of respondents fear becoming a victim of a crime, down from more than 40 percent in the mid-1990s.
Posted on · Major issues on Greater Houston Ballots include a rerun of last year’s school finance referendum and mayoral and city council contests in Pasadena.
Posted on · Robert Lighthizer, President Trump’s choice for U.S. trade representative, is still awaiting Senate confirmation. The sticking point: Lighthizer’s past work for Brazil in trade negotiations with the U.S.
Posted on · The latest hearing on voter discrimination includes Harris County
Posted on · In their respective budget bills, the House and Senate both eliminated funding for Governor Greg Abbott’s high-quality pre-kindergarten grant program.