The proposal faces an uphill climb in the lower chamber, with House Speaker Dennis Bonnen saying he prefers to give school districts flexibility on addressing teacher pay.
Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen appointed House members to head more than 30 committees this legislative session.
The emergence of a new House speaker all but guarantees a different dynamic among the state’s top three political leaders.
Twenty-two years after joining the Texas House as its youngest member, sState Rep. Dennis Bonnen is poised to take over the chamber’s reins on Jan. 8.
Texas Republicans on Saturday mapped out which issues the state GOP should support ahead of the 2019 legislative session.
School shootings and the #MeToo movement are among the issues that could loom large at one or both events.
Bush has been hospitalized due to an infection that spread to his blood, a spokesperson said Monday.
A lockdown at Texas Tech University was lifted Monday night after campus police apprehended a person suspected of killing a police officer.
Hurricane Harvey may be on its last days in Texas, but the state – particularly Houston – has a long road to recovery ahead.
“How could I sit idly by and not try to do what I could to defend the military bases?” Menéndez said Sunday night.