Texas’ 83rd Session: Here’s What Happened

On May 29, 2013, in News, by Knaupe G R

The Texas Legislature, representing one of the largest states in the country, meets only every other year for five months to conduct the people’s business. That means the legislative session is often a wild frenzy of lawmaking, as part-time state representatives and senators hurry to hammer out bills to address the most pressing state issues [...]

Election 2012: Everything you need to know in a nutshell

On November 7, 2012, in News, by Knaupe G R

President Barack Obama’s decisive but less-than-overwhelming victory Tuesday night was reflected in the result from Texas legislative races. Look no further than the Texas House of Representatives for a glimpse at the mixed messages that lawmakers received from Texas voters.

Supreme Court Nixes Judge-Drawn Redistricting Maps

On January 20, 2012, in News, by Knaupe G R

The Texas Tribunes’ Ross Ramsey on the SC’s latest decision on redistricting. For more from the Tribune, visit www.TexasTribune.org.

Sine Die Report: What Survived, What Died

On June 30, 2011, in News, by Knaupe G R

Great summary of the Special Session of the 82nd Legislature by Texas Tribune reporter Thanh Tan: It’s over. After 170 days — 140 days in regular session and 30 in special session — Texas lawmakers cleared their desks on Wednesday and prepared for the journey out of Austin. At the beginning of the special session [...]

Recap of the 82nd

On May 31, 2011, in News, by Knaupe G R

A legislative session in Texas is both a sprint and – talk to anyone who’s been at the Capitol all session long – a grueling marathon. Lawmakers get five months to pass legislation that will guide the state for the next two years. The limitations guarantee that the race to get legislation passed will be [...]

Physical Therapy Bill: Cost Savings & Better Access

On April 20, 2011, in News, by Knaupe G R

Rep. Craig Eiland introduces a bill that positively impacts the pocketbooks and the care for those in need of physical therapy in Texas. Read the full story, and the perspective from our client, the Texas Physical Therapy Association, on the Texas Tribune. EXCERPT: For Chase Bearden, physical therapy is a constant. At 17, the former [...]

Knaupe G R Analysis of Election 2010

On November 3, 2010, in News, by Knaupe G R

Texas was no exception to the republican wave that swept across the nation last night.  The republicans maintained all statewide offices in Texas and picked up 22 seats in the Texas House of Representatives.  All house republican incumbents on the ballot were re-elected to another term.  The Texas House, currently made up of 77 republicans [...]

Hot List: The Race is On

On October 18, 2010, in News, by Knaupe G R

“Yellow means there’s trouble on the sidewalk. Orange is trouble on the front porch. Red is trouble walking in the door.” Texas Monthly’s take on what’s what on Texas races.  Read this post for a perspective on the elections.

Snapshot: Races in Play Across the Nation

On September 7, 2010, in News, by Knaupe G R

The Democrats’ House majority hangs in the balance in November. Review POLITICO’s guide to the massive battlefield of congressional races — including every district the top analysts call competitive — with the latest polls, fundraising numbers and up-to-date handicapping.

Interesting Read: Top Texas Races

On August 31, 2010, in News, by Knaupe G R

The Texas Tribune Assesses the “Top 21″ Texas house races to watch.

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