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Gov. Greg Abbott announces second special session

Gov. Greg Abbott announces second special session

On Thursday, Gov. Greg Abbott announced he would call a second special session set to begin on August 7, Saturday.  The second special session is set to begin one day after the conclusion of the first, which was derailed when Texas Democrats broke quorum last month...

Texas Democrats meet with Stacey Abrams, Clintons

Texas Democrats meet with Stacey Abrams, Clintons

On Thursday morning, Texas House Democrats met with Fair Fight founder Stacey Abrams as well as former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Both meetings occurred virtually.  It’s been more than two weeks since Texas Democrats...

Time is running out to fund Texas’ legislative branch

Time is running out to fund Texas’ legislative branch

More than 2,000 employees working for Texas’ legislative branch could find themselves with no source of income on Sept. 1, the start of the 2022 fiscal year in Texas. The self-inflicted budget crisis began in June when Gov. Greg Abbott vetoed $410 million in funding...

Erin Zwiener: Mother, quorum-breaker, democracy defender

Erin Zwiener: Mother, quorum-breaker, democracy defender

Four days ago, more than fifty Texas House Democrats made national headlines when they broke quorum and traveled to Washington, D.C., to put Republicans’ voter suppression tactics in the national spotlight. One of the most outspoken members of the group has been Rep....