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The Latest | December 1, 2023

Here’s a quick recap of what happened over the last week: Special Session Update The House and Senate met briefly on Monday and took no action on anything. The Senate met again on Thursday and immediately adjourned until today, taking no action.  The only thing that...

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The Latest | November 22, 2023

Even though it is a short week, there is still a lot happening in and around the legislature, so I wanted to give a very brief update before the long, holiday weekend. Special Session Update Nothing further to update from what was sent last week.  The House for all...

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The Latest | November 17, 2023

Here’s a quick recap of what happened over the last week: Special Session Update On Tuesday, the House passed two border and immigration related bills that had passed the Senate last week.  House Bill 3 appropriates $1.5 billion towards the state’s continued effort of...

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The Latest | November 10, 2023

Here’s a quick recap of what happened over the last week: Special Session Update The 3rd special session ended very unceremoniously on Tuesday with very little accomplished during the 30-day period.  The only things that passed were the bill prohibiting private...

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The Latest | November 3, 2023

Here’s a quick recap of what happened over the last week: Special Session Updat e On Tuesday, Gov. Abbott prematurely announced he had reached a deal with the House on the voucher issue.  The Senate passed a voucher bill on the 3rd day of the session, but the House...

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The Latest | October 27, 2023

Here’s a quick recap of what happened over the last week: Special Session Update The House met Thursday with four bills on their calendar.  The House first passed Senate Bill 7, which prohibits private employers of any size in the state from requiring COVID vaccine...

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The Latest | October 20, 2023

Here’s a quick recap of what happened over the last week: Special Session Update Gov. Abbott continues to make his personal push for school vouchers, even though an agreement among House members on the legislation continues to be elusive.  Abbott appeared at a parent...

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The Latest | October 13, 2023

Here’s a quick recap of what happened over the last week: Special Session Begins The 3rd Called special session began on Monday to a series of back and forth insults and demands between Lt. Governor Dan Patrick and Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan. But first a little...

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The Latest | October 5, 2023

Here’s a quick recap of what happened over the last week: Special Session Announced Earlier this afternoon, Governor Abbott announced that the third special session will begin this Monday, October 9th at 1PM.  The issues that he announced as part of the call are...

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The Latest | September 29, 2023

Here’s a quick recap of what happened over the last week: Aftermath of Paxton Acquittal Lt. Governor Dan Patrick continues to target House Speaker Dade Phelan on social media, blaming him for a “sham” impeachment in the House and calling the Senate trial unnecessary...

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The Latest | September 21, 2023

Here’s a quick recap of what happened over the last week: Paxton Acquittal We have all heard by now that Attorney General Ken Paxton was acquitted by members of the state Senate on all articles of impeachment that accused him of taking bribes and abusing the power of...

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The Latest | September 15, 2023

Here’s a quick recap of what happened over the last week: Paxton Impeachment Trial Prominent Republicans weighed in on the impeachment trial after its first week.  Late Wednesday, former President Trump posted on social media that the impeachment trial was a...

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