Big-city police chiefs called on lawmakers to reject the “bathroom bill,” saying the measure is discriminatory and does not keep the public safe.
For the third time this year, hundreds of people streamed through the halls of the Capitol and waited in line to testify on the divisive issue that has garnered Texas national attention.
As part of a week-long court battle over the state’s political maps, minority rights groups on Monday focused on the discriminatory impact of the House map.
The Texas Supreme Court threw out a lower court ruling that said spouses of gay and lesbian public employees are entitled to government-subsidized same-sex marriage benefits.
Hispanics are behind a large portion of the state’s growth since 2010, according to population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau.
A significant drop in Houston’s population growth allowed San Antonio to best the state’s most populous city in gaining the most new residents last year, new census figures released Thursday show.
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Only the governor can call a special session, but Patrick’s key source of leverage is a measure known as the “sunset safety net bill.”
A key deadline passed on Monday without the House “bathroom bill” getting out of committee, meaning the bill won’t make it to the House floor this session.
Texas lawmakers intentionally diluted the political clout of minority voters in drawing the State’s House districts, a panel of federal judges ruled Thursday.