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.
Posted on · The bill and its supporting resolutions call for a national convention that would amend the U.S. Constitution to limit the power of the federal government. They now move to the House.
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.