• November 25, 2020

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Analyzing 2019: The 86th Texas Legislature

The Texas Legislature’s 86th regular session was marked by school finance reforms and easing the pressure of some of the nation’s highest local property taxes. The state’s top three leaders — Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen announced that “meat and potatoes” work at the beginning of the session in January, and marked their […]Read More

Texas House Democrats ask Gov. Greg Abbott to call a

Democrats in the Texas House are calling on Gov. Greg Abbott to convene a special legislative session to address gun violence — a move designed to place even more pressure on the state’s top GOP official to act in the wake of two deadly mass shootings just weeks apart. A letter to Abbott was delivered Wednesday morning, […]Read More

Texas Tribune, local lawmakers to visit EPCC to discuss 86th

Early next month, the Texas Tribune will be hosting a recap discussion on El Paso and the 86th legislative session. The Texas Tribune, along with local lawmakers, are touring the state with a series of post-session events recapping the major policy debates of the 86th Texas Legislature and what they mean for Texas’ largest cities […]Read More

Texas school safety measures expanded with House amendments to sweeping

The Texas House expanded a sweeping school safety bill that now calls for students to learn about domestic violence prevention, requires certain training for school resource officers and would provide an undetermined amount of state money for campus security measures and mental health initiatives. Some of the lower chamber’s additions to Senate Bill 11 on Tuesday revived […]Read More

Analysis: Welcome to Hell Week for the Texas Legislature

Here at the beginning of a week in which most bills in the Texas Legislature will die, the big priorities set out at the beginning, in January, are still alive: school finance, property tax reform, school safety and responses to Hurricane Harvey. Lots of other proposals are fading fast. As of Friday, just over 5% of the […]Read More

Rep. González to be Honored with Border Network for Human

On Saturday, Representative Mary González will be awarded the Border Network for Human Rights Champion Award alongside Representative Cesar Blanco for their advocacy at the Texas Legislature, fighting for legislation that protects and enhances the rights of immigrant communities and migrant families. “It is an honor to be recognized with talented and relentless leaders like […]Read More