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Jan 15, 2019

Gov. Greg Abbott Sworn-In For Second Term

Gov. Greg Abbott Sworn-In For Second Term

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick were sworn in Tuesday for their second terms in office.

Jan 9, 2019

Texas House OKs Tougher Anti-Sexual Harassment Rules

Texas House OKs Tougher Anti-Sexual Harassment Rules

The Texas House has voted to strengthen its sexual harassment policies, mandating training and allowing a legislative committee with subpoena powers to investigate complaints.

Jan 9, 2019

GOP Leadership Lay Out 2019 Legislative Priorities

GOP Leadership Lay Out 2019 Legislative Priorities

The governor, lieutenant governor and house speaker appeared together publicly Wednesday, in a show of unity. They outlined key priorities for the legislature.

Jan 9, 2019

Failed 'Bathroom Bill' Won't Return: GOP Leadership

Failed 'Bathroom Bill' Won't Return: GOP Leadership

Texas Republican leaders are signaling that a failed "bathroom bill" in 2017 that targeted transgender individuals and upended the legislature isn't coming back.

Jan 9, 2019

Texas' Legislative Leaders on 2019 Session, 2017 Failures

Texas' Legislative Leaders on 2019 Session, 2017 Failures

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, Gov. Greg Abbott and State Rep. Dennis Bonnen speak at a joint news conference Wednesday morning at the Governor's Mansion in which the leaders signaled that a failed "bathroom...

Jan 9, 2019

Texas GOP Leaders Signal Failed 'Bathroom Bill' Won't Return

Texas GOP Leaders Signal Failed 'Bathroom Bill' Won't Return

Texas Republican leaders are signaling that a failed "bathroom bill" in 2017 that targeted transgender individuals and upended the legislature isn't coming back.

Jan 9, 2019

Texas Lawmakers React to Trump Address on Border Security

Texas Lawmakers React to Trump Address on Border Security

Texas lawmakers are offering polarizing statements following President Donald Trump's address to the nation Tuesday night.

Jan 8, 2019

Border 'Crisis' Echo in Texas is Faint as Lawmakers Return

Border 'Crisis' Echo in Texas is Faint as Lawmakers Return

President Donald Trump is heading to Texas to press for a border wall to end the government shutdown. But talk of the "crisis" he describes is notably faint in the Texas Legislature, where Republicans have long...

Jan 8, 2019

Social Issues Could Take Back Seat in New Texas Legislature

Social Issues Could Take Back Seat in New Texas Legislature

The Texas Legislature opens with Republicans having smaller majorities in both chambers, which suggests social issues could take a back seat to such matters as fixing the state's flawed school finance system

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