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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
“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.
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.