Posted on · Two priority bills for Texas Republicans -- Senate Bill 1 and House Bill 3 -- would ban drive-thru and 24-hour voting, makes mail-in voting more difficult, increase criminal penalties for voting mistakes, and give partisan poll watchers more authority at voting sites.
Posted on · Members celebrated the end of the session, but also acknowledged that they’ll be back sometime soon for at least one special session.
Posted on · While COVID-19 guidelines will vary between lawmakers’ offices, communication between legislators and the public will largely consist of phone and video calls or small, in-person meetings by appointment.
Posted on · We break down the week’s biggest political stories with a focus on how they might impact Houston and Texas.
Posted on · Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is forecasting that the state will have somewhere near 2.7 billion dollars more than previously anticipated.
Posted on · Houston Matters discusses the latest national, state, and local political stories with an eye for how they might affect Houston and Texas.
Posted on · The 84th legislative session officially wraps up in Austin today, and lawmakers spent the final weekend passing bills addressing issues ranging from campus carry, to medical marijuana, to student truancy, to a new school grade rating system. We discuss what lawmakers passed, what fell short of passage and what it all may signal politically with […]
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 […]