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Lujan Edges Uresti in HD 118 Runoff

Republican Rep. John Lujan, (l) and Democrat Tomas Uresti face off again this election in state House District 118.
Republican Rep. John Lujan, (l) and Democrat Tomas Uresti face off again this election in state House District 118.

Lujan becomes the 99th Republican in the Texas House, one short of a supermajority, but will need to win again in the March primary and November general election to serve in the 2017 legislature.

 

It's time to create real jobs; to raise wages; to create opportunity for all; to give every citizen a stake in this country; to restore hope — real hope to forgotten Americans," Perry said Thursday.
It's time to create real jobs; to raise wages; to create opportunity for all; to give every citizen a stake in this country; to restore hope — real hope to forgotten Americans," Perry said Thursday.

The Brief: June 5, 2015

Now that Rick Perry is officially in the race for president in 2016, the next trick is to stay in the race.

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick signs bills on last day of 84th Legislative session June 1, 2015
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick signs bills on last day of 84th Legislative session June 1, 2015

The Brief: June 2, 2015

Sine die has now come and gone. But with lawmakers now free to return to their hometowns across the state, the question remains: How'd they do?

State Rep. John Zerwas, R-Simonton, lays out Senate Bill 7 in the Texas House on June 27, 2011. The measure passed, 96-48.
State Rep. John Zerwas, R-Simonton, lays out Senate Bill 7 in the Texas House on June 27, 2011. The measure passed, 96-48.

House Votes to Preserve Free Tuition for Some Veterans' Kids

At the last minute, the House voted to scrap changes to the Hazlewood program that would have made many children of veterans ineligible for free tuition. The bill will still need to be reconciled with the Senate's more restrictive version.