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
The list of signatures includes several prominent conservative leaders in the local community.
Patrick’s remarks came halfway through a special legislative session in which lawmakers have repeatedly taken aim at local governments.
Voters don’t like property taxes. State lawmakers like voters and want them to be happy. But they are not going to lower your property taxes.
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.