While Joe Straus is voluntarily stepping down as speaker, the day many view as pivotal to putting him in that position of power was far less orderly.
House Speaker Joe Straus has said he will resign at the end of his term, prompting a scramble for control of the lower chamber.
The projected race between O’Rourke and Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is shaping up to be one of the most-watched contests in the November 2018 elections.
The odds favor those who wager that a year from now, voters still won’t have a solid idea who will replace Joe Straus as Speaker of the Texas House.
Straus, a powerful moderate Republican who has served as speaker for five terms, reported nearly $10 million in unspent campaign cash through June.
The impact of House Speaker Joe Straus’ departure from the Capitol can’t be understated, according to one political scientist.
Texas House Speaker Joe Straus, a San Antonio Republican, announced Wednesday he will not run for re-election.
Straus assigned nearly every House committee at least one issue related to Hurricane Harvey to research in addition to topics normally under their oversight.
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.