State Rep. Dustin Burrows has resigned as GOP caucus chair amid allegations that he and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen planned to politically target members. – via @TexasTribune
What happened in a June 12 meeting between House Speaker Dennis Bonnen and Michael Quinn Sullivan of Empower Texans has become a major point of dispute.
Republican leaders sent a letter Thursday to Texas district and county attorneys, emphasizing that a new hemp law does not decriminalize marijuana.
The Texas House approved a property tax reform package on a 107-40 margin after about six hours of debate Tuesday.
The proposal would boost the sales tax from 6.25% to 7.25%, generating revenue for property tax relief, if voters approve a constitutional amendment.
A two-year spending plan passed by the Texas House late Wednesday night includes a $9 billion boost in state funding for public education.
The Texas House Appropriations Committee has approved the 2020-21 spending plan, House Bill 1, which moves to the floor of the 150-member House.
The Senate is proposing $5,000 raises for each teacher and librarian. The House is calling for raising minimum salaries and increasing benefits.
The proposal faces an uphill climb in the lower chamber, with House Speaker Dennis Bonnen saying he prefers to give school districts flexibility on addressing teacher pay.
Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen appointed House members to head more than 30 committees this legislative session.