Politics

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush Announces Run For Attorney General Against Ken Paxton

Posted on · Bush made his challenge official Wednesday evening during an event at a downtown Austin bar. Former President Donald Trump said last week that he would issue an endorsement in the race "in the not-so-distant future."

COVID-19 In Texas

Allocating $16 Billion In Coronavirus Relief Funds Will Be Part Of Special Legislative Session In The Fall, Gov. Greg Abbott Says

Posted on · Abbott already planned to call a special session later in the year for the Legislature to do its decennial redrawing of Texas political maps.

Guns

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Says Senate Currently Lacks The Votes To Pass Permitless Carry Of Handguns

Posted on · "I plan to meet with law enforcement who oppose permitless carry and with the [National Rifle Association] and [Gun Owners of America] who support it to see if we can find a path that a majority of senators will vote to pass,” Patrick said.

Energy & Environment

Electricity Repricing Bill Hits Wall In Texas House, Marking First Major Schism With Senate This Session

Posted on · Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said the House "stood for big business" after Speaker Dade Phelan signaled skepticism about reversing billions of dollars in charges for wholesale electricity during last month’s winter storm.