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Will Texas Punish Cities that 'Defund' Police? Republicans Sure Hope So.
After last summer’s surge of Black Lives Matter protests, criminal justice reform advocates elevated calls to “defund the police.” In Texas, that slogan struck a nerve among some state lawmakers, who ...
Texas lawmakers approve abortion ban as early as 6 weeks
Texas would ban abortions after as early as six weeks — before many women even know they are pregnant — and allow private citizens to enforce the rule through civil lawsuits ...
With investors and - possibly - legislators on board, Texas cannabis industry poised for growth
The appearance of a humdrum, sunken field of grass across the street from an Army Reserve center here belies the site’s importance to an industry being primed for swift growth in Texas: the cannabis ...
Texas House Passes Restrictive Voting Bill—Here Are The Next States Likely To Impose New Limits
Texas is getting closer to imposing restrictions on voting—and they’re far from the only battleground state to do so.
Texas 'heartbeat bill' banning abortions at 6 weeks gets initial approval from House
The Texas House considered a bill that would outlaw abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, often before a woman knows she is pregnant.
GOP lawmakers want to ban ‘woke philosophies’ like critical race theory in Texas schools
Two Texas bills would ban “critical race theory,” an academic discipline that views race as a social construct and examines how racism has shaped legal and social systems.
Herman: Legislative deadlines approaching. And the best mustache in the Texas House
Upcoming Texas legislative deadlines will kill lots of measures, but where there are votes, there are ways around the rules.
'Show me your maps': 2021 Texas redistricting starts with less oversight, transparency concerns
With vital U.S. Census Bureau data delayed until September at the earliest, the once-in-a decade redrawing of Texas political maps is already off to a rocky start — all while Texans have been ...
Allegation of sexual misconduct by lobbyist leads to another round of calls for reform in Texas Capitol
by Cassandra Pollock, Jolie McCullough and Shawn Mulcahy April 26, 2021 Updated: 6 PM Central A view inside the state Capitol on the opening day of the 2021 legislative session. Credit ...
Zilker train gets a new name — but it’s one Austinites have seen before
A train called the Zilker Eagle will once again cross the expanse of the downtown Austin green space, the Austin Parks Foundation announced Friday. The train is brand new, but the name hearkens ...
GOP efforts to tighten voting laws gets underway in Texas
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican efforts to tighten voting restrictions across the U.S. are getting underway in Texas ... behind many parts of the country. Legislative voting battles are well ...