Polling suggested significant conservative contentment with the results of the 85th Legislature – and thus, little active demand for more legislation.
The Texas Legislature could very well gavel out its special session next week without passing a “bathroom bill.”
The list of signatures includes several prominent conservative leaders in the local community.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Speaker Joe Straus had their first one-on-one meeting in months Monday afternoon.
Ron Nirenberg will have served as mayor of San Antonio for less than 50 days when he sits down with Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday.
Patrick’s remarks came halfway through a special legislative session in which lawmakers have repeatedly taken aim at local governments.
A memorial service quickly turned political amid a rancorous statewide debate over Senate Bill 4, the so-called “sanctuary cities” bill.
The Senate Finance Committee Saturday approved a proposal Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick listed as a priority for Texas education.
In what seems to be an overture to the House, Gov. Greg Abbott added two new education-related issues to his special session call Thursday: school finance reform and increased benefits for retired teachers.
San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and 15 local superintendents sent a letter urging the State to leave such privacy matters to local education leaders.