‘That bill is not going to reach my desk’: Greg Abbott doesn’t support adding abortion exceptions for victims of rape, incest
During an interview on Fox News Sunday with host Chris Wallace, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday would not lend his support for a bill proposed by Rep. Lyle Larson, R-San Antonio, that would allow an abortion exception for victims of rape and incest.
Point of Order: Republican state Rep. Lyle Larson, party of one
In the latest episode of our podcast about the Texas Legislature, Evan Smith talks to state Rep. Lyle Larson about his quixotic efforts to move his fellow Republicans to the center on issues like Medicaid expansion, local control and election law — to put the public good ahead of politics and partisanship, he says.
Texas GOP's voting restriction bill passes key House vote
Texas has become the latest Republican-dominated state to advance sweeping new limits on voting, despite no evidence of any problems with last year’s vote and a coalition of state and federal officials calling the 2020 presidential election the most secure in history.
Two San Antonio lawmakers file bills to allow Texans to vote on time change
SAN ANTONIO – Are you tired of changing your clocks twice a year? More than 200 daylight saving bills and resolutions have been introduced in almost every state across the country since 2015, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Several states have passed bills in favor of permanent daylight saving time. This bill will allow Texans to pick a time they feel is best for them.”“The practice of changing our clocks is nonsensical and has significant drawbacks. We want to give Texans an opportunity to vote on ending this practice by choosing between standard time year-round or daylight saving time year-round,” Larson, a Republican, said.
San Antonio Republican lawmaker says U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz needs to ‘stop embarrassing himself’
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, front, followed by Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., walk from the House Chamber following a Senate procession carrying boxes holding Electoral College votes to the House Chamber for a joint session to confirm the Electoral College votes, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. If Ted Cruz was a friend of mine would be obligated to tell him to shut the #%€¥ up. Saying that..he still needs to be quiet and stop embarrassing himself, his family and our state. — Lyle Larson (@RepLyleLarson) January 11, 2021Cruz was among 16 Texans in Congress who still voted to object to the electoral college count based on unsubstantiated fraud claims brought by Trump. Since Wednesday, Texas Democrats including U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro and former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro have called for Cruz’s resignation.
San Antonio lawmaker wants Texas Legislature to meet annually
SAN ANTONIO – A state lawmaker from San Antonio has filed a bill that would require the Texas Legislature to hold annual legislative sessions instead of every two years. HJR 52 would require the legislature to meet for 70 days each year from mid-March to May instead of the current schedule of 140-day meetings in odd-numbered years. The Republican who represents District 122 said meeting annually would allow lawmakers to address urgent issues and events. “With the passage of HJR 52, the Legislature could have real-time votes of confidence with regard to its leadership if any controversy arises,” he said. “Revenue projections could be made for a 12-month period, instead of 24, making our budgeting process significantly more accurate.
Texas Historical Commission rejects idea to relocate Alamo Cenotaph
SAN ANTONIO – BREAKING NEWS UPDATE:By a 12-2 vote, the Texas Historical Commission voted down the idea of moving the Alamo Cenotaph. ORIGINAL STORY:A decision on the relocation of the Alamo Cenotaph is expected to reach a vote as the modern-day battle over the plaza renovation rages on. The Texas Historical Commission on Tuesday is expected to discuss and vote on the empty tomb honoring the Alamo Defenders. Opponents of the Alamo Master Plan have continued to fire shots at the redesign, specifically Lt. Gov. 122, have argued the relocation of the cenotaph would be too far from the Alamo Mission building.
Rep. Lyle Larson asks historical commission to reject plan to move Alamo Cenotaph
State Rep. Lyle Larson, R-Dist. 122, is urging the Texas Historical Commission to reject a plan to move the Alamo Cenotaph. Larson sent a letter to the members of the commission saying the monument should remain on the Alamo grounds. In his letter, Larson cited a recent decision by the National Park Service to preserve monuments where they stand in the Gettysburg National Military Park. “As with the monuments in Gettysburg Park, it is important to honor those who bravely defended the Alamo by keeping the Cenotaph where it currently stands in Alamo Plaza,” Larson said.