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Houston and Austin could gain Texas’ 2 new congressional seats — but what about rural districts?

Posted on · A first draft of the new congressional redistricting maps has been released, showing two new seats in metropolitan areas due to growing populations.

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Texas House Passes Controversial Election Bill

Posted on · The bill passed 79-37 on second reading late Thursday night then passed 80-41 on a third reading Friday afternoon. The measure includes bans on 24-hour voting and drive-through voting.

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Texas House Solidifies Quorum With Burst Of Returning Democrats But Has Only 2 Weeks Left To Pass Jam-Packed Agenda

Posted on · It’s unclear what the Legislature will be able to accomplish with just two weeks left on the 30-day clock. Key legislative deadlines are coming. Member relationships are frayed. Some Democrats warn the quorum could be broken again.

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Texas Supreme Court Says House Democrats Can Be Arrested And Brought To The Capitol, Siding With Republicans Trying To Secure A Quorum

Posted on · In a bid to block a voting restrictions bill, House Democrats for weeks have denied the lower chamber the number of present members needed to pass legislation. House Speaker Dade Phelan has already signed dozens of civil arrest warrants.