Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who initially planned to stay away from endorsements in Republican primaries, said Tuesday he is backing state Rep. Bryan Hughes of Mineola in the Republican primary race to replace state Sen. Kevin Eltife of Tyler.Full Story
With legislative business concluded, talk has immediately turned in some quarters to the next election season.Full Story
After an overnight debate that veered from polite disagreements to an angry outburst, the Texas House tentatively passed a $210 billion two-year budget early Wednesday morning with a 141 to 5 vote.
Your evening reading: Democrats continue criticism of proposed state regulations of health navigators; critics of new abortion law face tough questions at 5th Circuit; judge says Texas Supreme Court justice can stay on ballotFull Story
State Rep. Bryan Hughes' House Bill 1608 would compel police and prosecutors to get a warrant before acquiring cellphone records from phone companies. But the measure is so far down Thursday's schedule in the lower chamber that it may not come up before the midnight deadline to take the first vote on House bills.
The marginalization of Planned Parenthood probably makes the discussion of women’s health care less contentious — among Republicans, anyway.Full Story
At the Trib's April 25 symposium on health care at the University of Texas at Austin, Emily Ramshaw talked about the state of women's health in Texas with state Reps. Sarah Davis, R-West University Place, and Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola; Amy Hagstrom Mille of Whole Woman's Health; and Joe Potter of the University of Texas at Austin's Population Research Center.Full Story