Politics

Texas Sen. Carol Alvarado Ends Her Filibuster Against GOP Elections Bill After 15 Hours

Posted on · The Houston Democrat was on her feet speaking, not allowed to sit or lean against her desk, and unable to take bathroom breaks or drink water, since Wednesday evening. Her effort was more of a symbolic gesture than an attempt to block passage of the bill.

Politics

Another Special Session To Pass A GOP Voting Bill Started Without A Quorum. This Time It’s Unclear If Democrats Will Stay Away

Posted on · Both chambers convened at noon Saturday for a second overtime round ordered by Gov. Greg Abbott. The first 30-day stretch ended in an impasse after House Democrats left the state to block a controversial GOP elections bill.

Politics

With Time Running Out, Texas Legislature Still At Impasse On GOP Elections Bill

Posted on · Republicans believe they have already compromised enough on the legislation, while Democrats are distrustful of both the policy driving the bill and their GOP colleagues after seeing how they have managed the process around the proposal so far.

Politics

Major Corporations Come Out Against Proposed Voting Restrictions In Texas

Posted on · Dozens of big companies, local businesses and chambers of commerce issued a statement reflecting the biggest pushback yet by the business community against Texas Republican efforts to further tighten the state's restrictive voting rules.

Guns

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Says Senate Currently Lacks The Votes To Pass Permitless Carry Of Handguns

Posted on · "I plan to meet with law enforcement who oppose permitless carry and with the [National Rifle Association] and [Gun Owners of America] who support it to see if we can find a path that a majority of senators will vote to pass,” Patrick said.