Tribpedia: Legislative Council

Map: Not All Voting Age Populations Are Equal

Having each House or Senate district match the others in size masks big differences in voting age populations that greatly affect politics and elections. Use our maps to explore the numbers and see how House and Senate districts compare to statewide averages.

State Rep. Donna Howard,  D-Austin,  and her GOP challenger, Dan Neil.
State Rep. Donna Howard, D-Austin, and her GOP challenger, Dan Neil.

Down for the Recount

After a recount affirming his loss to state Rep. Donna Howard, D-Austin, former University of Texas lineman Dan Neil has asked that the Texas House settle the election’s outcome. What happens now?

Debbie Irvine on Role as Lege Council Boss

The newly christened executive director of the Texas Legislative Council on how the upcoming legislative session is going to be difficult, how technology has changed her job, whether redistricting maps can get drawn and agreed upon by June and how she keep politics from impacting her job.

Interactive: Government Unlimited

Legislative filings increased in the Texas House and Senate by 70 percent from 1991 to 2009, records show, and the number of bills and resolutions passed by both chambers climbed at a higher rate. Resolutions alone numbered about 4,000 last session, or more than half of all legislation. Explore our interactive graphics.