Under a new state law, the commission is charged with weighing options for judicial selection reform and producing a report by Dec. 31, 2020.
A district judge in Travis County has dismissed several claims made by the Texas Attorney General’s Office against the City of San Antonio – via @TexasTribune
Texas will ask a federal appeals court in New Orleans to end the Affordable Care Act in its entirety — without offering a replacement plan.
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.
The Texas House passed what some have dubbed the “Save Chick-fil-A Bill” after City Council’s vote to oust the restaurant from an airport contract.
Senate Bill 2 will force cities and other taxing entities to get voter approval before raising 3.5 percent more property tax revenue than the previous year.
The vote was 4-3 along party lines. Whitley now needs two-thirds support of the full Senate to be confirmed.
Biery ordered counties not to remove any voters from the rolls without his approval and “a conclusive showing that the person is ineligible to vote.”
Still to come from the judge’s chambers is a decision on civil rights groups’ broader requests to block the state from taking any further action related to the list as the lawsuits proceed.
For the second week in a row, the Senate Nominations Committee failed to bring Whitley up for a vote. And he’s gained a new public adversary: the leader of the Senate Democratic Caucus.