Posted on · The Texas House is electing a new speaker in January, and a quiet campaign for votes is already underway. There's a twist: Most of the voters have never been involved in a race like this.
Posted on · "I think we're all realizing that sexual harassment in America is absolutely pervasive and it's got to go and we need to end it," House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., told NPR's Steve Inskeep
Posted on · House Speaker Joe Straus has said he will resign at the end of his term, prompting a scramble for control of the lower chamber. Here's who is running to replace Straus as speaker and those who have expressed interest in running
Posted on · Even though Republicans hold all statewide elective offices, and have solid majorities in both legislative houses, we've seen instances this session when Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and House Speaker Joe Straus have not been on the same page. Brandon Rottinghaus, professor of political science at the University of Houston (and co-host of […]
Posted on · On this edition of Houston Matters, we join with public radio programs nationwide participating in NPR's latest A Nation Engaged project, examining Power and the Presidency. We ask you: How powerful should any American president be? What do you see as the proper balance between the executive, legislative and judicial branches? What would you like […]