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05/21/19

Who Knew A Calendar Could Be So Deadly?

Texas Speaker of the House Dennis Bonnen apparently struck a deal with House Democrats to use the Calendars Committee to…

05/15/19

Race to Raise: Dallas Mayoral Race 2019, Scott Griggs vs. Eric Johnson

Voters in Dallas have selected two candidates — Texas State Representative Eric Johnson and Dallas attorney Scott Griggs — to…

05/08/19

Meet the School Finance Reform Players (and the Money Behind Them)

As this Texas legislative session draws to a close, all eyes are on Austin to see if lawmakers can deliver…

05/07/19

The Latest on School Finance Reform

Last week we reported that lawmakers had lumped this session’s most prominent pieces of legislation — property tax reform, school…

05/01/19

Meet the Property Tax Reform Players (and the Money Behind them)

With the 86th legislative session rapidly drawing to a close, all eyes are on the Senate and House bills that…

Untangling the Property Tax Reform Debate

Texans were promised that this legislative session would be different. Unlike every legislative session in recent memory, when gridlock and…

04/16/19

Money Myth #5: You can’t make a difference.

This week we close out our series on the Myths about Money in Politics by debunking the most insidious myth…

04/10/19

I’m Just a Bill, Languishing on Capitol, er … in Austin Part 2

Last week we gave you an overview of how a bill becomes law in Texas. Now that you know how…

04/03/19

I’m Just a Bill, Languishing on Capitol, er… in Austin

When we were kids, the TV show Schoolhouse Rock taught us how laws were passed in Congress with its catchy…

03/26/19

A Closer Look: Kel Seliger, The Fourth Most Powerful Politician in Texas?

There’s a lot of talk about Texas’ Big Three — Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, and new Speaker…