State Rep. Dustin Burrows has resigned as GOP caucus chair amid allegations that he and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen planned to politically target members. – via @TexasTribune
What happened in a June 12 meeting between House Speaker Dennis Bonnen and Michael Quinn Sullivan of Empower Texans has become a major point of dispute.
Former Texas House Speaker Joe Straus announces the creation of a political action committee focusing on “a thoughtful, responsible approach to governing.”
The troops will help at temporary holding facilities in the Rio Grande Valley and El Paso and aid Border Patrol units along ports of entry, officials said.
Conflicting personalities have gotten in the way of policy goals, but keeping tensions behind the scenes and reaching compromises helped the 86th Legislature pass landmark reform.
Texas’ top political leaders announced that the Legislature had reached agreements on top priorities, including school finance and property tax reform.
State Rep. Dan Huberty tabled until 2021 a proposal to pay for long-term school district tax cuts by raising the state sales tax.
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.