Posted on · Despite concerns about violent crime, low-level offenses – including repeat offenses – are down compared to six years ago.
Posted on · House Bill 20, which was set to take effect Dec. 2, would have let Texas users banned by social media platforms sue for reinstatement or have the state attorney general sue on their behalf.
Posted on · The House measure focuses on giving employees fired for refusing a vaccine the right to sue their former employers, while the Senate bill hews closer to Governor Greg Abbott’s executive order.
Posted on · It’s far from clear whether House Speaker Dade Phelan will force through a bill that would ban businesses from requiring their employees get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Posted on · The proposed maps would reshape the 18th and 9th Congressional Districts, leading Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and Congressman Al Green to argue they’re being forced to run against each other.
Posted on · The committee substitute for the bill includes hundreds of millions of dollars to retain frontline health care workers and to support the tourism and hospitality industry.
Posted on · Under a plan by State Senator Jane Nelson, more than 40% of the money would go to replenish the state’s depleted unemployment insurance fund.
Posted on · Abbott added increased penalties for illegal voting to the third special legislative session, but GOP House Speaker Dade Phelan said he won’t act on it.
Posted on · Shelby County v. Holder nullified the preclearance requirements of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
Posted on · Senate Joint Resolution 1 calls for an amendment to allow judges to deny bail to people charged with certain violent, sexual, or trafficking crimes.
Posted on · Net Choice and the Computer and Communications Industry Association say the law violates the constitutional rights of social media platforms themselves.
Posted on · Senate Bill 1 would use a state tax surplus to lower school district property tax rates by roughly 6.6 cents, translating to about $200 in savings for the owner of a $300,000 home.
Posted on · House Bill 20’s primary Senate sponsor argued that social media platforms are the modern equivalent of “common carriers” and should be treated as such in terms of protecting freedom of speech.
Posted on · Supporters argue Senate Bill 6 is necessary to stem a rise in violent crime, while opponents argue it violates constitutional presumption of innocence.
Posted on · While lawmakers in Austin continue to spar over an omnibus voting bill that would tighten voter restrictions, other voting laws are set to take effect Sept. 1.