Tag Archives: Texas legislature

It Would Be Funny If It Weren’t the Texas Lege

Tomorrow, in the House State Affairs committee, a bill will be considered. Freshman Rep. Molly White (R-Surely Another Planet) outlined all of the signs she thinks clinics should put up if they perform abortions. You know, to make the clinics … Continue reading

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Doing Business in Texas the Republican Way

I am a small business owner, and an investor in two businesses that offer accommodations to the public, and I am here to tell you that Republican elected officials in Austin and elsewhere are impediments to doing business in the … Continue reading

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Changing the Culture of the Texas Legislature

Olivia Messer wrote a remarkable story for the Texas Observer about sexism in the Texas legislature. Read the whole thing. Direct quotes from her piece: What surprised me was how many women who work in the Capitol—legislators, staffers, lobbyists, other reporters—felt the … Continue reading

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Peremptory Challenge to Legislation

You knew, when he filed it at the end of the second special session, that he’d file it again in the third. He did not disappoint. Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr., the anti-choice Democrat from the Valley, is championing a most … Continue reading

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Next Week in Austin (& Elsewhere)

Updated info on legislative process—SB1 and HB2 are companion bills. Each will progress through its own chamber of origin, but won’t have to go through mirror process in the other house. Senate will pass SB1, House, HB2, and one side … Continue reading

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