Though the bill has made it to the House, chamber leaders have hinted that the controversial legislation may never reach the chamber’s floor for a vote.
After several hours of debate, the Texas Senate on Tuesday tentatively signed off on the so-called “bathroom bill” on a 21-10 vote.
The leadership battles in the Texas Legislature are often attributed to personalities — or to traditional House-Senate rivalries. But there’s another factor: The Republicans in power are from different factions of their party.
Legislation that would make it harder for people to recover damages after an insurance claim has hit a wall of opposition from business interests.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick asked the Texas Rangers and Houston police to find New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady’s stolen football jersey.
Those who oppose the bill say it’s discriminatory and presents a critical threat to the local and state economies.
House Speaker Joe Straus told the Texas Association of Business that the “bathroom bill” was not his most urgent concern for the 85th Legislative Session.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick set the stage for the debate surrounding SB 6, which would require transgender people to use bathrooms based on “biological sex.”
Texas Republicans on Thursday unveiled Senate Bill 6, which would require transgender people to use bathrooms in public schools, government buildings and public universities based on “biological sex.”
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick calls the set-asides “nothing more than a hidden tax” and claims that the middle class bears the brunt of the cost.