With GOP priorities unfinished, Texas House plans to wrap fourth special session Tuesday
The decision to end work Tuesday leaves long odds for bills to boost school safety funding and make sure that election challenges don’t delay the implementation of property tax cuts, teacher pension raises and infrastructure spending.
Texas senators draw lots to determine how long their terms will be
After redistricting, the state constitution requires senators to draw lots to determine which half of the chamber will have four-year terms and which will have two-year terms. This keeps Senate district elections staggered every two years for the rest of the decade.
November 2, 2021 Election Results (all): Texas constitutional amendments, House District 118, school bonds, area municipal races
Voters across Texas headed to the polls on Tuesday to vote on eight amendments to the Texas Constitution, a special election in House District 118 and several bond and municipal elections in the San Antonio area.
Barely underway, Texas redistricting draws its first lawsuit challenging Legislature’s authority to redraw legislative maps
Two Democratic state senators filed the federal suit arguing the Texas Constitution does not allow lawmakers to meet in special session to draw up state House and Senate districts. They’re asking the courts to do it instead.
Texas Supreme Court may decide next plot twist in the Democratic walkout, and the fate of 2,100 state employees
The state’s highest civil court has been asked to decide if Gov. Greg Abbott has the power to cut off funding for legislative staff, a move Abbott hoped would keep Democratic lawmakers from leaving the state and shutting down a special legislative session.
Texit? State representative will file bill to allow Texas to secede from the United States
State Rep. Kyle Biedermann, R-Fredericksburg, told his supporters on Facebook that he plans to file a bill allowing for a referendum on secession. The federal government is out of control and does not represent the values of Texans. Biedermann did not offer more specifics on the bill, which has yet to be filed, online records show. In 1868, the Supreme Court maintained that Texas is in an “indissoluble relation” when it became part of the United States. The representative was once photographed at a Halloween party in a “gay Hitler” costume based on a Saturday Night Live character.