No one has mastered the art of using the calendar to stall important reforms like House Speaker Joe Straus. Check back here to see how long he and the Texas House tarry before passing the key reforms demanded by conservatives, GOP primary voters, and the the governor.
How much dust will Straus let gather on priority legislation?
Comprehensive Ethics Reform
Senate Bill 14 passed the Texas Senate by a unanimous vote on Feb. 7, 2017.
A Ban on Sanctuary Cities:
Senate Bill 4 passed by Texas Senate by a vote of 20-10 on Feb. 8, 2017.
SB 4 was finally referred to a committee on March 7, 2017.
Convention of States
Senate Joint Resolution 2 passed the Texas Senate by a 20-11 vote on Feb. 28, 2017.