August and Everything After

Well, it is officially August! We are 90 days away from statewide elections and right after, bill filing for the next Regular Session of the Texas Legislature begins. The summer headlines have focused on school shootings and the resulting investigations, the electric grid capacity with historic Texas heat indexes, the Texas Border, abortion rights, and…

Setting the Stage for 2023!

Early voting ended this Friday, May 20th. Election Day is Tuesday!  Please be sure to vote and remind your friends!  If you don’t vote – you can’t complain!  And when it comes to the Texas primary run-offs, these are the elected officials that will be governing our state in 2023! Here are some “fun facts”…

Two things….

Two things of importance are happening at once in Texas! First, the Primary Run-off’s in Texas are underway. With 22 House and 2 Senate races up for grabs, those campaigns are in full swing. The Run-off election will be held in just a month on Tuesday, May 24th. With many races in Texas decided during…

Election Update – aka It Will Never End

The 2022 Primary elections finally took place yesterday and looks like we’ve got a lot of run-offs on our hands.  After the brutal cycle of the 2021 Covid/Winter Storm Legislative Session, three special sessions, redistricting, unprecedented retirements and the usual scandal laden campaign season, this is the bottom line:  It…will…never…end. Most of the drama last…

Off to the Races!

Early voting starts today!  February 14th.  (Don’t forget Valentine’s Day as well!)  Primary Election Day is March 1 here in Texas. In Texas, we are off to the races! The last day to apply for a ballot by mail is February 18th. At the top of the ticket, current Governor Greg Abbott (R) raised $18.9…

File it Away

With filing deadline for the next election cycle ending today at 5pm, below is a comprehensive list of lawmakers coming and going in the next season/next Session.  With new maps, a grueling 2021 of multiple legislative sessions – as well as retirements – the list grows everyday.  Knowing more is to come, we wanted to…

It was Special!

After one Regular Texas Legislative Session and 3 Special Sessions (that’s 230 days and weekends) the “part-time” Texas Legislature has adjourned.  Now we move on to campaign season and agency rulemaking! The question of a fourth called special session appears at this moment to not be likely.  Of course, we never say never around here!…

TAKE 3!

Hang in there, folks, for the Texas 87th Legislature’s third special session! Lawmakers return to the Capitol this morning during one of the longest legislative sessions in Texas history – the one to beat is the 71st legislative session which had six called sessions after the close of the regular session. On a personal note,…

SS 2.0

The first special session may be in its final hour – but don’t go too far! The Texas 87th Legislature has been called back by Governor Abbott for a second special session starting Saturday at 12 pm. All the need-to-know is below. Special Sessions Today marks the last day of this year’s first special session.…

Hot in the city

There’s just one week left in the Texas 87th Legislative Special Session. Despite D.C. Democrats staying put, Texas had no shortage of excitement – legislators filed in response to the Governor’s line-item veto, the Longhorns and Sooners announced their departure from the Big 12, and election season gained momentum with key endorsements. Stay tuned! Special…

“Special” Session

Summer’s first special session is hot! More than fifty lawmakers left the state this week as the legislature discussed election integrity, power grid reform, and more. With such a headline-making summer, we have all the need-to-know here for you. Special Session The past week has truly put the “special” in “special session.” The House Select…

Special Session 1, Day 1

Welcome back to the Capitol! Tomorrow marks the first day of the special session and lawmakers will meet once again to discuss key legislation and address ongoing issues. With subjects like border security, property tax relief, protection against cybersecurity threats, and more, this session is sure to be a most fascinating one. Stay tuned! Special…

High-profile bills move through the chamber as the Session approaches its final month

The Texas 87th saw a number of high-profile bills move through the chamber as the Session quickly approached its final month. With calendars growing longer and longer each day, the House and Senate are hard at work discussing key legislation. Bills are flying across the capitol and the finish line is in sight. Constitutional Carry…