With less than one week left in the ongoing special session, a potential stalemate is brewing between Senate and House leadership on key issues on Abbott’s agenda.
With less than a week left in the ongoing special session, legislative prospects look bleak for the issue of bail reform.
State Rep. Jeff Leach (R-Allen) backs off an outright prohibition on mask mandates and instead compromises to allow school districts to mandate them as long as they provide a parental “opt out” provision.
Though it would provide some relief to Texas property taxpayers, critics believe it is not enough to alleviate much of the burden.
A resolution that would penalize absent lawmakers who paralyzed the House is left languishing in committee.
The caucus is composed of 20 Democrat House lawmakers who all aided in “busting quorum.”
Path for an Abbott priority is unclear in House speaker’s shuttle diplomacy with Democrats.
Includes election integrity and property tax relief proposals in the shadow of a potentially elusive quorum.
With less than two weeks remaining in the ongoing special session, bills have yet to be heard addressing the ongoing confusion around the state as the Fall semester of school has begun.
Republican State Reps. Bryan Slaton (Royse City) and Tony Tinderholt (Arlington) asked House Speaker Dade Phelan questions about process for ensuring quorum break does not happen again.