For the third time this year, hundreds of people streamed through the halls of the Capitol and waited in line to testify on the divisive issue that has garnered Texas national attention.
Speaking to the State Affairs committee of the Texas Senate Friday, Mayor Ron Nirenberg gave opposing testimony to legislation known as the “bathroom bill.”
Sen. Craig Estes’ Senate Bill 18 would require cities and counties to get voter approval if they plan to spend a certain amount more than they did in a previous year.
A fast-moving Senate gave early approval to critical “sunset legislation” on Wednesday afternoon.
After overruling objections from Democrats, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick referred the bills to committee, which promptly – an unanimously – approved them.
We compiled a guide that will help readers get in touch with their representatives to make their voices heard on important issues.
State Sen. José Menéndez said the economic impact of the bathroom bill to San Antonio is greater than any other in Texas.
A liberal watchdog group says $34 million in campaign donations from real estate and construction industries “paved the way” for this month’s special session agenda.
The governor’s 20-item wish list is leftover business from the regular session that began Jan. 10 and ended May 29.
Leaders said Abbott’s list of priorities could hurt city economies and undercut how local residents influence their communities.