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.

Immigration

A GOP Donor Is Funding South Dakota National Guard Troops In Texas

Posted on · South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem says she will use a donation from a Republican donor to fund a deployment of up to 50 South Dakota National Guard troops to the U.S. border with Mexico. Noem joins a growing list of Republican governors sending law enforcement officers to Texas.

Abortion Rights

Gov. Greg Abbott Signs Into Law One Of Nation’s Strictest Abortion Measures, Banning Procedure As Early As 6 Weeks Into A Pregnancy

Posted on · The signing of the bill opens a new frontier in the battle over abortion restrictions as first-of-its-kind legal provisions intended to make the law harder to challenge are poised to be tested in the courts.

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.

In-Depth

As Texas Becomes More Diverse, GOP Invests In Voter Registration for First Time In Years

Posted on · For the first time in years, Texas Republicans are making big investments in registering GOP voters. At the same time, anti-immigrant rhetoric from President Trump has energized new Latino voter registration efforts in the state. 

In-Depth

Is The GOP Alienating Texas Latino Republicans?

Posted on · While Republican presidential candidates have historically earned as much as half of the Texas Latino vote, recent polling data shows that less than 20% of Texas Latinos said they would vote for President Trump in 2020.