Politics

Houston and Austin could gain Texas’ 2 new congressional seats — but what about rural districts?

Posted on · A first draft of the new congressional redistricting maps has been released, showing two new seats in metropolitan areas due to growing populations.

Politics

Texas House Passes Controversial Election Bill

Posted on · The bill passed 79-37 on second reading late Thursday night then passed 80-41 on a third reading Friday afternoon. The measure includes bans on 24-hour voting and drive-through voting.

Politics

Texas House Solidifies Quorum With Burst Of Returning Democrats But Has Only 2 Weeks Left To Pass Jam-Packed Agenda

Posted on · It’s unclear what the Legislature will be able to accomplish with just two weeks left on the 30-day clock. Key legislative deadlines are coming. Member relationships are frayed. Some Democrats warn the quorum could be broken again.

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.

Politics

Wendy Davis, Others Sue Law Enforcement And Trump Supporters Over ‘Trump Train’ Harassing Biden Bus In Texas

Posted on · The plaintiffs argue the Trump supporters engaged in political intimidation when they surrounded the Biden campaign bus in October, in violation of the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871, and that police "turned a blind eye to the attack."

Politics

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush Announces Run For Attorney General Against Ken Paxton

Posted on · Bush made his challenge official Wednesday evening during an event at a downtown Austin bar. Former President Donald Trump said last week that he would issue an endorsement in the race "in the not-so-distant future."