Big-city police chiefs called on lawmakers to reject the “bathroom bill,” saying the measure is discriminatory and does not keep the public safe.
On July 18, San Antonio lawmakers return to Austin for a 30-day special session called by Gov. Greg Abbott, who has a lengthy agenda.
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Leaders said Abbott’s list of priorities could hurt city economies and undercut how local residents influence their communities.
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.
Visit San Antonio and the city’s hospitality partners have been – and will remain – vocal opponents to any moves that will negatively affect our industry.
A “fiscal note” being attached to a bill in the state Legislature is another way of saying, “Dear Taxpayer, this is going to cost you.”
Making politicians attach their names to their positions can be a powerful thing. The “sanctuary cities” bill tested that theory.
Texas legislators expected to lock horns over the bathroom bill. But the raw debate over sanctuary cities could be the hallmark of this 85th Legislature.
As groups of legislators and tourists wound through the Capitol building, and a group of vaccine advocates from across the state gathered to talk strategy.