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Congressman Gene Green Wants to Abolish the Electoral College

Posted on · Is it an idea whose time has come, or just sour grapes? After watching his Democrats lose two presidential elections in 16 years despite winning the popular vote, Congressman Gene Green of Houston wants to abolish the Electoral College. Rep. Green last month introduced legislation in the U.S. House calling for a  Constitutional Amendment to […]

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How A Dad Helped Start The Fight For Better Public School Funding In Texas

Posted on · Texas has a long history of lawsuits over public school funding, with the latest saga reaching the Texas Supreme Court. But one of the earliest chapters starts with one family on the west side of San Antonio. In part one of our series, we explore how the legal fight started by Demetrio Rodriguez continues today.

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Changes Afoot For Texas Liquor Laws?

Posted on · Walmart is suing Texas for the right to sell hard liquor. Soon after the lawsuit was filed in federal court, a coalition of businesses formed to push laws to allow publicly traded corporations to own and operate liquor stores. A couple of state legislators have also filed bills that would repeal parts of the alcohol […]

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What’s in Store for the 2015 Legislature?

Posted on · On the second Tuesday of odd numbered years, the Texas Legislature begins its biennial session. For a maximum of 140 days, lawmakers will decide the fate of Houstonians and Texans alike. But what does that mean for you and what are some of the bills that will be up for discussion?  This year marks a […]