Starting Saturday, the candidates and would-be candidates who’ve been yapping about 2018 have to put up or shut up. Those who’ll actually run file for office tomorrow through Dec. 11.
The odds favor those who wager that a year from now, voters still won’t have a solid idea who will replace Joe Straus as Speaker of the Texas House.
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House Speaker Joe Straus fast-track House committee is looking at “economic competitiveness.” That could reframe the bathroom issue for 2018’s elections.
Legislative majorities often cheat when they’re drawing political maps, but a case argued this week in the U.S. Supreme Court could put new limits on lawmaker decisions on who represents whom.
Voting as a partisan bloc might let a majority party pick the next Texas Speaker of the House, but something like it has been tried before. It didn’t work.
When Don Willett and Jim Ho are confirmed to sit on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals they’ll be taking positions they will probably hold long after Trump himself leaves Washington, D.C.
The physical damage from Hurricane Harvey is easy to spot, but the storm also seeped into every corner of government policy and politics.
Straus was interviewed by Evan Smith, CEO of The Texas Tribune, at the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin.
Voters don’t like property taxes. State lawmakers like voters and want them to be happy. But they are not going to lower your property taxes.