Posted on · The bill would also nullify mandates some local city councils in major Texas cities have already tried to put in place. The measure is now eligible to be taken up by the full Senate.
Posted on · The Governor has declared school funding an emergency item this legislative session, and it appears lawmakers may overhaul how Texas funds its public schools.
Posted on · Representative Victoria Neave has introduced three bills to help victims of sexual assault. One of them requires a statewide audit of untested rape kits, among other things.
Posted on · While the national gap was about $2,200 per student, Texas fared slightly better.
Posted on · In a new white paper, the Greater Houston Partnership describes how it's getting harder for employers to find and hire qualified people for jobs that require training beyond a high school diploma.
Posted on · The Greater Houston Partnership, like Governor Greg Abbott, has named disaster recovery one of its top priorities for the 2019 Texas Legislature.
Posted on · Houston-area Senator Joan Huffman authored the bill, one of many filed in response to Hurricane Harvey’s floods.
Posted on · Local officials are split between those who favor Senate Bill 2 for giving more power to voters, and those who fear it will starve cities and counties of funds to pay for services.
Posted on · The top judge on the Texas Supreme Court gave lawmakers a big wish list this week during his State of the Judiciary speech -- his first address to the legislature since Hurricane Harvey hit Texas.
Posted on · Legislative rules bar lawmakers from passing bills before the 60th day of a session, but with the governor’s emergency designation, any bill on that topic can be taken up immediately.
Posted on · Texas is currently the only state where customers can’t purchase a growler or six-pack to-go from local breweries.
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Posted on · State lawmakers must pass a budget, but they’re also under heavy pressure to reform school finance, rein in property tax growth, and fund long-awaited Harvey relief.