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.
We compiled a guide that will help readers get in touch with their representatives to make their voices heard on important issues.
State Sen. José Menéndez said the economic impact of the bathroom bill to San Antonio is greater than any other in Texas.
The governor’s 20-item wish list is leftover business from the regular session that began Jan. 10 and ended May 29.
A panel of education leaders said the future of Texas’ public education system is clouded by underfunding and a looming teacher shortage.
The recent legislative session featured several defeats for local control, and the special session in July could mean more of the same.
As the Legislature grinds its way through the final three weeks of the regular session, the state’s top three leaders are pushing and shoving, figuratively speaking, to the finale and beyond — to the 2018 elections.
The proposed House budget offers the first glimpse of a bipartisan conviction that it is time to rise above politics to address education issues in Texas.
With the passage of the Senate’s proposed budget, the state share in public education, which was at almost 50% in 1993, will drop to 38% by 2019
A major source of division among cities and state officials is differing opinions on what local control means — and to whom it provides the power to govern.