Posted on · Plaintiffs say they’ll continue their lawsuit against Texas, charging the law was intended to suppress the voting rights of Hispanic and African-American citizens.
Posted on · Montgomery County residents will hold a Saturday morning forum in Conroe, to discuss issues ranging from the Affordable Care Act to education. Congressman Kevin Brady, invited to be the keynote speaker, is in Washington, D.C.
Posted on · While the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance may be gone, there are still local protections in place for transgender individuals at the University of Houston and in HISD schools. SB 6 would strike those down, along with similar rules in five other Texas cities.
Posted on · Texas Senate Bill 4 is often referred to as the “Sanctuary Cities” bill. But the bill as worded could go much deeper than the city level to target undocumented immigrants.
Posted on · Demonstrators clogged the street outside Senator Ted Cruz’s hometown office. Most said they’d been trying to reach him by phone or e-mail for weeks to air their concerns, without success.
Posted on · SB2 has faced stiff opposition from local governments. Senator Paul Bettencourt, the bill’s author, hopes the endorsement from Texas’ 11th largest county will help sway the top ten.
Posted on · The measure would add Texas to the list of states seeking a raft of amendments to limit the power of the federal government. But some conservatives warn calling such a convention could backfire.
Posted on · Investigating the connection between diversity and politics in two counties.
Posted on · The bill would bar governments from forcing religious leaders to hand over copies of their sermons. It stems directly from former Mayor Annise Parker’s battle with pastors over the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance.
Posted on · Lawmakers in Austin are hoping an increase in federal spending on U.S.-Mexico border protection will help them to plug a $5-billion hole in the state budget.
Posted on · It lasted barely half a second, but the infamous “wardrobe malfunction” stole the show – and led to an eight-year battle between the FCC and CBS that ended at the Supreme Court
Posted on · Governor Greg Abbott and Harris County Senator Paul Bettencourt argue property tax relief is needed to keep Texans from being taxed out of their homes. But Democrats say the evidence doesn’t support their claims.
Posted on · In his State of the Judiciary address, Chief Justice Nathan Hecht said the current system often keeps poorer, low-risk defendants in jail until their trial, while better-off, high-risk defendants can pay their way out.
Posted on · In his State of the State address, Gov. Greg Abbott told the Legislature fixing Child Protective Services was his top priority for the session.
Posted on · The governor delivered his second State of the State address to the Republican-controlled legislature at a time when Trump's executive actions are expected to impact Texas.