Advocates are skeptical about claims it would be the “largest property tax cut ever in Texas history.”
Texas House Votes to Honor LGBTQ Advocacy Groups
The resolution celebrates LGBTQ associations for being a “powerful advocate for the dignity and prosperity of all Texans.”
Legislation Protects Landowners’ Use of Force
New measure defends landowners’ right to use deadly force to protect their land.
Texas House Celebrates ‘Muslim Capitol Day’
“The unwavering dedication of the leaders from the Islamic community in the State of Texas has served as an impetus for a more equal and altruistic population.”
Texas State Senator Files Resolution to Declare an Invasion at Border
“Our current response, although unprecedented, is not strong enough to actually stop the influx of illegal aliens and deadly drugs into our state.”
Legislation Filed to Put Taxpayers in Control of Property Taxes
Two proposed pieces of legislation would have taxpayers vote to approve certain property taxes hikes.
Houston Doctor Fights Texas Medical Board Over the COVID Jab, Ivermectin
“I did nothing wrong and will fight for what’s right—which is caring for patients.”
Gov. Ron DeSantis Acts to Protect Florida From Border Invasion—What’s Texas Doing?
“For too long, Florida has led and Texas has followed when it comes to dealing with the catastrophes unleashed upon citizens by the Biden Administration.”
Terry Canales: The Democrat in Charge of the House Transportation Committee
The South Texas lawyer was the driving force behind the passage of a constitutional amendment that voters had previously rejected.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Signals Support for Casino Gambling
“A gaming version of the Great Wolf Lodge.”
Senfronia Thompson: The Democrat in Charge of the House Youth Health and Safety Committee
State Rep. Thompson is the second-longest-serving representative in the Texas House, beginning her 25th session this year.
Texas House Speaker Announces His First Priorities—No GOP Priorities Included
“I’m trying to figure out whether or not it was a joke.”
University of Texas ‘Pauses’ New DEI Policies
After pushback from Texas lawmakers, the University of Texas says it has decided to pause its new DEI policies across all campuses.
Gov. Greg Abbott Teases Potential Return of ‘Immoral’ Corporate Welfare Program
The program has drawn criticism from both the right and left.
Pushing Hate: Woke War in Texas
“Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates his brother is still in the darkness.”
Lawmakers Pencil In $15 Billion for Property Tax Relief
Analysts say draft budget “is a great start.”
Texas Universities Ban TikTok
“It has also been reported that ByteDance planned to use TikTok location information to surveil individual American citizens.”
Texas House and Senate Begin 2024-2025 Budget Process
Both the House and Senate budget drafts spend an unprecedented $130 billion in general revenue.
Gov. Abbott Supports Legislation Protecting Texas Land From Foreign Ownership
The bill is an extension to a previous bill to prohibit foreign-owned companies from building on Texas land.
Texas Governor Prioritizes the Future of Texas Children at Inauguration
“Parents deserve the freedom to choose the education that’s best for their child.”
Lawmakers Urge Review of Texas Association of School Boards’ ‘Transgender’ Restroom Policies
Four Texas House Representatives asked Texas’ attorney general to examine the organization’s recent guidelines on “transgender” students.
Lawmakers Splurge on Office Budgets
The Texas House voted for a 29 percent increase, while the Senate approved a 46 percent increase.
Flush With Gambling Lobby Cash, Phelan Primed to OK Texas Casinos
Casino gambling interests poured big money into campaign coffers of Texas politicians, including House Speaker Dade Phelan.
Lawmaker Files Legislation to Combat Gender Identity Radicalism in Schools
State Sen. Bob Hall filed a bill to prohibit schools from teaching sexual orientation and gender identity.
Pressure Grows for Gov. Abbott to End ‘Never-ending’ COVID Emergency
The original order has been extended for 1,039 days.