The Texas House and Senate are taking different approaches to the governor’s agenda and could be headed for another standoff on the “bathroom bill.”
Texas Democrats may not have a full statewide slate yet, but they are seeing early and intense interest in several congressional races.
The push came into public view Thursday, when Abbott’s office began announcing lawmakers who will take the lead on individual items.
At the top of an agenda is a bill to keep some state agencies from shuttering. Once that is addressed, Abbott said he’ll add another 19 items to the agenda.
Gov. Greg Abbott Sunday put the final touch on the bill that would allow police to inquire about the immigration status of people they lawfully detain.
If he had run, Castro would have had to give up a safe seat in Congress, where he has the two high-profile committee assignments.
Is it worth Castro giving up his seat in Congress for a long-shot challenge to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, particularly when another Democrat is already running?
U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry is questioning the legitimacy of the election that gave his alma mater its first openly gay student body president.
The episode with Trump did not just draw national attention to one of Burton’s priorities this session.
Gov. Abbott Tuesday asked lawmakers to take on “sanctuary cities,” the broken child welfare system, and a convention of states to amend the U.S. Constitution.