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Here Comes the Gavel

When the Texas legislature gavels in on January 12, it will kick off a frenzied six month legislative process that crafts the budget and public policy in Texas for at least the next two years.  We’ll be covering the legislative session as it evolves, and have our...

Op-Ed: What I’d like to see in the next legislature

There is a connection between voting and action. If you recall in the 2018 election, many Texans were motivated to vote in reaction to the Trump presidency and it felt wonderful. After that election, the Texas legislature provided an additional $6 Billion in revenue...

Two Democrats declare bid for Texas House Speaker

Two Democrats have put their names forward in the race for speaker of the Texas House.  On Friday, state Rep. Senfronia Thompson of Houston filed to run for speaker, becoming the first to do so. Thompson, also known as “Ms. T,” is the second longest serving...

Signal Investigates: Who is Sarah Davis?

There has never been a more crucial time for investigative journalism, and a closer examination of the voting records and motivations of the elected officials governing the three branches of Texas government. In this series, we’ll be taking a deep dive to bring you...

A 2020 priority: taking back the Texas House

National attention on Texas is focused on key congressional races and the weakness of President Trump and Sen. John Cornyn in the state. But strategists and activists are also prioritizing flipping the Texas House of Representatives in 2020. Beto O’Rourke is one of...