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After six weeks of court filings, press conferences and statements, a federal lawsuit over the controversial new immigration enforcement law in Texas, known as Senate Bill 4, will be heard today in San Antonio.
Texas’ largest four cities are now backing the legal fight against the new immigration enforcement law, with the city of Houston — the largest in the state — joining the table and adding its name to a lawsuit against Senate Bill 4 yesterday.
The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday it was taking up a case from Wisconsin on partisan gerrymandering — but what could the move mean for Texas, a state entrenched in its own legal battle over redistricting maps?
Round two on the "bathroom bill" begins at the Texas Capitol in less than one month — and only 44 percent of voters in the state think the issue is important, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.
Wedged between the end of the regular 85th legislative session and a fast approaching special session, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott vetoed 50 bills Thursday — the most a governor has issued since 2007 — while also signing multiple high-profile bills lawmakers sent to his desk earlier this year.
More than 50 percent of registered voters in Texas don't believe President Donald Trump is honest and trustworthy, while 35 percent think otherwise, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll.
Two weeks after the Texas Legislature adjourned from its 85th regular session, Gov. Greg Abbott signed the state's 2018-19 budget — a $217 billion document state lawmakers agreed on last month — but vetoed around $120 million in funding for various programs.
Texas voting law requires language interpreters helping someone at the ballot box to also be a registered voter in the same county. The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals is taking up a legal challenge this morning over it.
It is happening — a special legislative session, that is. Gov. Greg Abbott, ended the speculation Tuesday when he announced he was calling the Texas Legislature back for a special session starting July 18.
As speculation over a potential special legislative session has mounted this past week, Gov. Greg Abbott may be calling one later today. The governor is holding a press conference Tuesday afternoon at the Capitol.