Posted on · Senate Bill 1750 was set to take effect September 1. It would require the county to get rid of its appointed elections administrator and shift the office’s functions back to the elected county clerk and county tax assessor-collector.
Posted on · On Monday's show: Is breathing the air in Houston generally worse for you these days?
Posted on · Houston-area state representatives Lacey Hull and Armando Walle tout bipartisan efforts this year that didn't get much notice.
Posted on · Abbott noted many bills that were passed during the regular session, which ended around 6 p.m. Monday, but he added that “many critical items remain” and will require multiple special sessions.
Posted on · The 2023 legislative session has been marred by controversy and historic moves.
Posted on · In an unanimous decision, a Republican-led investigative committee that spent months quietly looking into Paxton recommended impeaching the state's top lawyer.
Posted on · Harris County Attorney Christian Menefee said in a statement that leaders are evaluating legal options and could reveal plans for a legal fight later this week.
Posted on · Voting rights advocates and local government officials say vote centers are widely popular and prohibiting them would saddle election offices with logistical and financial burdens.
Posted on · A gubernatorial spokesperson did not immediately respond to an inquiry about whether the governor supports the bill.
Posted on · "There's no reason that you can't announce that it's the police coming into your door in the middle of the night."
Posted on · Senate Bill 147 was approved by Texas lawmakers Tuesday afternoon. The legislation is a watered-down version of the original proposal, which would have banned citizens of China, Iran, North Korea and Russia from buying land and homes in Texas.
Posted on · The Senate also passed a bill that would set prayer and Bible reading times during the school day.
Posted on · Currently, state employees who have a baby are not granted paid parental leave. Instead, the worker must use accumulated vacation or sick time. They can also take unpaid time off under the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act.
Posted on · Senate Bill 2, authored by Senator Bryan Hughes, would also change the requirement that a person know he or she was voting illegally in order to be charged and convicted.
Posted on · Lawmakers now have roughly two-and-a-half months to pass new bills.