Posted on · Republican lawmakers will be loath to give up mapmaking power. But they may be more flexible if they lose control of the House of Representatives, say experts.
Posted on · Lawmakers must draw new district lines during the 2021 legislative session, following the next Census.
Posted on · Democrats need to win a net nine seats to claim a majority of the Texas House of Representatives.
Posted on · The U.S. Supreme Court blocked federal courts from policing partisan gerrymandering and put the issue of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census on hold.
Posted on · With Texas set to begin redistricting in two years, we take a look at what gerrymandering looks like in the state.
Posted on · The nation's highest court says the political maps in Texas are legal, except for racial gerrymandering in one Fort Worth district. But the courts aren't going to fix that in time for this year's elections.
Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We analyze the latest Supreme Court rulings. We take a closer look at the flood control projects voters will cast ballots on in August. And we get an update on Houston Sports.
Posted on · Brandon and Jay talk about immigration bills
Posted on · The Houston Matters experts discuss the latest political stories with an eye for how they might affect Houston and Texas.
Posted on · The court on Monday, in twin partisan gerrymandering cases from Wisconsin and Maryland, said either that challengers didn't have standing or didn't weigh in on the merits of the case.
Posted on · As the U.S. Supreme Court ponders a Texas redistricting case, a coalition of voting and civil rights groups is pushing to establish an independent commission in which citizens, rather than lawmakers, would draw the state’s political maps.
Posted on · Brandon and Jay talk about some of the problems at HISD
Posted on · Democrats in Texas and the U.S. could have a really good election year and still not win enough seats to win a majority in the U.S. House. It's not the voters — it's the maps
Posted on · In Texas last year, the federal court ruled that some districts were racially gerrymandered to weaken the electoral power of growing minority populations
Posted on · Texas is one of three states whose legislative maps have landed them before the Supreme Court this term