Polling suggested significant conservative contentment with the results of the 85th Legislature – and thus, little active demand for more legislation.
Days after approving an amended version of a House bill on tree regulations, the Senate voted to reverse itself late Monday night.
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.
Amid all the noise in Washington D.C. and in Austin, other legislative decisions of great importance to San Antonio drew far less media attention.
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.
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.
The governor’s 20-item wish list is leftover business from the regular session that began Jan. 10 and ended May 29.
New Yorker author Lawrence Wright incorporated a recent conversation with House Speaker Joe Straus into his article “America’s Future is Texas.”