House Speaker Joe Straus fast-track House committee is looking at “economic competitiveness.” That could reframe the bathroom issue for 2018’s elections.
House Speaker Joe Straus is putting together a committee to make sure Texas does not make the same kind of mistakes as it chases new companies.
Voting as a partisan bloc might let a majority party pick the next Texas Speaker of the House, but something like it has been tried before. It didn’t work.
The physical damage from Hurricane Harvey is easy to spot, but the storm also seeped into every corner of government policy and politics.
Texas House Speaker Straus asked the State Preservation Board to take down a plaque at the Capitol that asserts that slavery was not the underlying cause of the Civil War.
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.