Politics

Larger Democratic Minority Poised To Push Texas Legislature Closer To Center

Posted on · Democrats picked up 12 seats in the Texas House of Representatives, giving them a greater voice in choosing Speaker Joe Straus’ replacement. They also elected two new senators, which could make it harder for Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick to advance conservative priorities.

Texas Elections 2018

Culberson’s Record Looks Thin Apart from Harvey

Posted on · In his campaign against Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, Congressman John Culberson’s core message is that he led the effort to get Texas more than $140 billion in Harvey relief and flood control funding. But in the 17 years before Harvey, he sponsored only one major bill that became law.