State lawmakers are not solely to blame for the increasing burden on local property taxpayers, but they are certainly as responsible as anyone else.
Drawing clever political districts is one way politicians in Texas and elsewhere avoid accountability – by protecting themselves from voters who disagree with them.
Competitiveness is the biggest difference between Texas House elections and those for Texas seats in Congress or in the state Senate.
Half of the state senators in Texas don’t have to run for re-election until 2020, and at least one of them should consider himself very, very lucky.
Former Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson has decided to challenge current Commissioner George P. Bush in next year’s Republican primary.
Starting Saturday, the candidates and would-be candidates who’ve been yapping about 2018 have to put up or shut up. Those who’ll actually run file for office tomorrow through Dec. 11.
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.
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House Speaker Joe Straus fast-track House committee is looking at “economic competitiveness.” That could reframe the bathroom issue for 2018’s elections.
Legislative majorities often cheat when they’re drawing political maps, but a case argued this week in the U.S. Supreme Court could put new limits on lawmaker decisions on who represents whom.