More Than 650 Texas Laws are in effect starting today.
They were passed by the Republican-led state legislature in the 2021 regular session.
Several are top conservative priorities passed in other red states this year as well, but Texas is the biggest with more than 29 million residents.
After leaving to protest a restrictive voting law, Texas Democrats did return to the state. The bill that bans 24-hour voting, drive-through voting, among other restrictions, passed yesterday.
- Political Science Professor at Prairie View A&M University
- Director of The Ruth J. Simmons Center for Race and Justice
- Professor of Political Science
- Fellow in Urban Politics at Rice University’s Baker Institute
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