Some lawmakers had fretted that sending the preliminary, faulty list to the state’s top prosecutor would intimidate voters.
Chief Justice Nathan Hecht called on lawmakers to consider changing Texas to a system of merit selection and retention elections.
Abbott focused on bread-and-butter policy in a forum that has often featured a lot of red meat.
Paxton’s office has asked lawmakers for millions more in funding and expanded jurisdiction to go after certain crimes. Critics say the requests are aimed at political gains.
It’s unclear how serious the president is about the idea. “We’ll take a look,” he said.
In 2017, Patrick pushed for the controversial measure that would have restricted the use of certain public facilities for transgender Texans, but it failed to become law.
The emergence of a new House speaker all but guarantees a different dynamic among the state’s top three political leaders.
In a ruling that could throw the nation’s health care system into chaos, Fort Worth-based U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor on Friday ruled that a major provision of the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional — and that the rest of the landmark law must fall as well.
Appointed in January 2017, Pablos is Texas’ chief elections officer and a top adviser to the governor on issues related to the border.
The attorney general’s office says the lawsuit seeks to halt San Antonio “from thwarting federal immigration enforcement” and seeks civil penalties against the City and its police chief.