Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: New laws taking effect, inside a recycling center, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news, and the music of The Little Mermaid.
Posted on · “I’m calling it retaliation because I don’t want to call it racism," State Sen. Borris Miles said in response to the veto.
Posted on · A new Texas law says hospitals and insurers will have to work it out when they can't agree on a price — instead of sending huge unexpected bills to patients.
Posted on · SB 2 will slow the rate at which property taxes can climb, but those already facing high taxes on their homes will see little relief.
Posted on · Landlords are not required to let prospective tenants know if the property has previously flooded.
Posted on · Despite hundreds of hours of negotiations between Texas landowners and industry groups, legislation to address concerns over the eminent domain process could not be finalized, with lawmakers pledging to make it a top priority for future sessions.
Posted on · Bonnen led the Texas House of Representatives through a productive session, passing school finance reform, property tax relief and flood infrastructure legislation.
Posted on · Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen announced they have finalized the details of the three bills that will accomplish their top policy goals.
Posted on · With the damage from Hurricane Harvey in mind, lawmakers approved two bills aimed at better preparing the state for natural disasters.
Posted on · The bill already passed the Senate but will require another vote in the upper chamber due to minor changes made in the House.
Posted on · Gov. Greg Abbott and other legislative leaders endorsed the sales tax increase, intended to help fund ongoing cuts to school district taxes. But it has been effectively killed this session.
Posted on · The chambers will need to negotiate how to give teachers pay raises, whether to adjust how students take standardized tests and how to provide long-term property tax relief for Texans.
Posted on · A House amendment preempting Houston’s 2% revenue cap has won support from the city’s Democratic representatives, as well as from Mayor Sylvester Turner.
Posted on · Senate Bill 11 is authored by state Sen. Larry Taylor, whose district includes Santa Fe High School.
Posted on · Sending lewd images to unwilling recipients could lead to a $500 fine.