2019 Texas Legislature

A bill before the Texas Senate seeks to prevent social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter from censoring users based on their viewpoints.
Current election code says a candidate who has been convicted of a felony must either be pardoned “or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities” – but it doesn’t define “resulting disabilities.” Senate Bill 466...
Senate Bill 21 passed Tuesday, raising the legal purchasing age for tobacco products from 18 to 21. But its author amended the legislation to exclude active military from the age raise.
In the first legislative session after a deadly shooting at Santa Fe High School that left 10 dead and 13 others wounded, the Texas Senate on Monday advanced a bill that would abolish the limit on how many trained school...
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on Thursday told a group of business leaders and others gathered at Rice University that he’s proud to lead a city that’s fighting the Texas Legislature’s crackdown on undocumented immigrants...
AUSTIN — Today marks the launch of Texans for Economic Growth, a coalition of Texas business leaders and associations dedicated to recognizing a
The Republican-led push to cancel out mandatory paid sick leave rules for private employers in Austin, San Antonio, and any other city that tries something similar began in earnest today as Gov. Greg Abbott told a crowd of...
Of the five Texas House committees considered to be the most powerful, three will have new chairs this session. State Rep. John Zerwas, R-Richmond will again head the budget-planning Appropriations Committee, the House...
Mark Twain famously quipped, “No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session."1
The Texas legislature began its 86th Legislative session this week by swearing in 19 Republican and 12 Democrat Senators, and 83 Republican and 67 Democrat Representatives.
The pro-life movement has long opposed criminalizing women as it seeks to ban abortion because it protects the abortionist, while endangering the life of the mother. Our movement recognized early on you save the baby by...
Texas Alliance for Life is not recommending the Legislature pass HB 896. Our goal is to completely protect unborn babies from abortion beginning at fertilization. However, HB 896 will not do that, because it has little...
Texas Capitol and Austin downtown from above
There’s new life to an effort to ban local governments in Texas from requiring that private employers provide paid sick leave.
Texas Capitol
Texas Republicans are once again taking aim at government-mandated collective bargaining agreements on taxpayer-funded construction projects around the state. A legislative hearing on the issue on Wednesday, though,...
A Texas Senate committee has signed off on a proposed ban on city ordinances that require private employers to provide paid sick leave to employees.
State lawmakers are trying to reform a complicated taxing system where everything from suburban growth to gentrification and a homeowner’s age influence how much Texans pay their local governments.
Greg Abbott State of the State
Texas Governor Greg Abbott delivered his State of the State Address today, where he layed his agenda for the 2019 Texas Legislative Session. Watch his address below:
In the opening days of the 2019 legislative session, the state's three most powerful men sat shoulder to to shoulder, promoting unity and promising this year they’d win where others have failed for decades.
Under its new Speaker Dennis Bonnen, the Texas House of Representatives is looking to increase the state’s public education funding by $10.1 billion, according to the legislative budget estimates it released t
 The Texas Legislature faces several big issues when it begins on Tuesday, including school finance and property taxes. 

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