2019 Texas Legislature

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.
While it’s never easy to predict the unpredictable 140-day legislative sessions, here’s what to watch for as the 86th Texas Legislative Session gavels in.
After Tuesday’s election, there is no doubt that a blue wave crashed into a red wall in Texas but not without doing significant damage to the Republican Party’s grip on power at the Capitol in Austin. 
Well ahead of the next regular session of the Texas Legislature, starting in January, the issue of whether cities can require private employers to provide paid sick leave is shaping up as a potentially major debate for...
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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Recently Amazon announced its next headquarters will be in New York and Virginia. Since the two finalists from Texas (Dallas and Austin) lost out on this opportunity for approximately 50,000 new jobs and up to $5 billion in...
Most of the headlines about this year’s elections in Texas revolve around the highly contentious – and expensive – race for the US Senate pitting Republican Sen. Ted Cruz against Rep. Beto O’Rourke, a Democrat from El Paso...



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