Politics

Gov. Greg Abbott Calls Special Legislative Session For Redistricting, Other Conservative Priorities Starting Sept. 20

Posted on · On top of redistricting, Abbott wants lawmakers to take up bills on restrictions for transgender student athletes and the allocation of billions of dollars in federal COVID-19 relief funds.

Health & Science

Texas Lawmakers Supported A Statewide Vaccine Mandate A Decade Ago. Now Skepticism Abounds About The COVID-19 Vaccine

Posted on · Ten years ago, the state led in requiring meningitis vaccines for students under 22 enrolling in college. Now, in the middle of a pandemic, lawmakers are more skeptical of a COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

Politics

Another Special Session To Pass A GOP Voting Bill Started Without A Quorum. This Time It’s Unclear If Democrats Will Stay Away

Posted on · Both chambers convened at noon Saturday for a second overtime round ordered by Gov. Greg Abbott. The first 30-day stretch ended in an impasse after House Democrats left the state to block a controversial GOP elections bill.