Republican Pete Flores credits his successful flip of Senate District 19 to a campaign based on “core values we all have.”
Republican Pete Flores secured 53 percent of the vote while opponent Pete Gallego had 47 percent.
In December, the House updated its sexual harassment policy after reports put a spotlight on widespread misconduct.
San Antonio could generate millions of dollars in new revenue with a rideshare surcharge and shifting the tax collection burden onto Airbnb and similar platforms.
Straus announced last fall that he would not seek re-election as the District 121 representative, capping a 13-year tenure in the Legislature.
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.
House Speaker Joe Straus has said he will resign at the end of his term, prompting a scramble for control of the lower chamber.
Straus assigned nearly every House committee at least one issue related to Hurricane Harvey to research in addition to topics normally under their oversight.
Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday put blame on the House — particularly Speaker Joe Straus — for the shortcomings of the special session.
With five days left in the special session, legislation finally began reaching Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk on Friday