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Texas Legislature 2019 The 86th Legislature runs from Jan. eight to Could 27. From the state funds to well being care to training coverage — and the politics behind all of it — we deal with what Texans must know in regards to the biennial legislative session. Extra on this sequence  Editor's notice: If you would like an electronic mail discover at any time when we publish Ross Ramsey's column, click on right here. The hallway gossip and hypothesis within the Texas Capitol is about whether or not it's going to take a…

Texas wet day fund might see file withdrawal

Texas Legislature 2019 The 86th Legislature runs from Jan. Eight to Might 27. From the state price range to well being care to schooling coverage — and the politics behind all of it — we concentrate on what Texans must know in regards to the biennial legislative session. Extra on this sequence  To pay for the prices of Hurricane Harvey restoration, an enormous IOU leftover from the final legislative session and an formidable agenda this yr to put money into public colleges and property tax aid, Texas lawmakers are…

Texas Senate unanimously approves trio of catastrophe reduction payments

Texas Legislature 2019 The 86th Legislature runs from Jan. Eight to Might 27. From the state funds to well being care to training coverage — and the politics behind all of it — we give attention to what Texans must know concerning the biennial legislative session. Extra on this sequence  The Texas Senate on Wednesday unanimously accepted a bipartisan package deal of payments that may pull greater than $1.7 billion from the state's wet day fund to assist in Hurricane Harvey restoration and to plan for and shield towards…

Texas medical hashish enlargement faces hurdle from Dan Patrick

Texas Legislature 2019 The 86th Legislature runs from Jan. eight to Might 27. From the state price range to well being care to schooling coverage — and the politics behind all of it — we deal with what Texans must know concerning the biennial legislative session. Extra on this sequence  State Rep. Stephanie Klick, R-Fort Value, was on the ground of the Texas Home in 2015 making an attempt to persuade her colleagues to open up the state to medical hashish, and it was not going effectively. One lawmaker yelled, “It is a…

Texas girls make their mark within the 2019 Legislature

A mini-documentary collection chronicling the solid of characters passing payments within the Texas Capitol. Extra on this collection  Seeing a child lady on the Texas Home flooring has change into commonplace this session. Nicely, one child particularly. State Rep. Erin Zwiener's 8-month-old daughter, Lark, can usually be heard cooing as resolutions are learn. Zwiener, of Driftwood, is amongst a category of 10 Democratic girls who had been sworn in originally of the session. Whereas many known as the 2018 midterm…

Texas Home committee backs finances plan with additional $9 billion for college finance, property tax reform

Texas Legislature 2019 The 86th Legislature runs from Jan. eight to Could 27. From the state finances to well being care to training coverage — and the politics behind all of it — we deal with what Texans have to know in regards to the biennial legislative session. Extra on this sequence  A panel of Home finances writers gave preliminary approval Monday to a finances that will spend $115 billion in state funds, together with a $9 billion infusion of latest funds for Texas public faculties and property tax reduction.…

Texas Legislature continues to debate college finance, property taxes

The three Republicans who lead Texas state authorities have made it clear: They know what the state’s prime issues are they usually’re working collectively to repair them now, through the transient window they get each two years. However resolutions on these consensus points have — predictably — proved more durable to choose. Because the 140-day session marks its midway level this week, must-do reforms to the state’s property tax and college finance techniques stay solely partially baked. A property tax invoice initially…

Asking Texas voters to swap increased gross sales taxes for property tax cuts

Texas Legislature 2019 The 86th Legislature runs from Jan. eight to Could 27. From the state funds to well being care to schooling coverage — and the politics behind all of it — we concentrate on what Texans have to know in regards to the biennial legislative session. Extra on this collection  Editor's word: If you would like an e mail discover each time we publish Ross Ramsey's column, click on right here. Within the rush of laws filed earlier than final week’s deadline, you wouldn’t be the one one who missed the…

Texas’ 1115 waiver set to run out in 2021, prompting well being care considerations

To grasp how the Texas well being care security web for uninsured residents works in 2019, take into account the Western Hills psychological well being clinic in an impoverished neighborhood in West Fort Price. The outpatient clinic, occupying a modest area in a red-brick strip mall, serves about 1,000 individuals a month, largely sufferers with low incomes and with out medical health insurance. Psychiatrists and nurse practitioners prescribe treatment and ask questions — do you've gotten a job? steady housing? — to see…

Democrats maintain on to Texas Home seat in San Antonio particular election

Democrats simply saved management of a Texas Home seat Tuesday evening, holding off one other push by the state's prime Republicans to flip a solidly blue district in a particular election runoff. With all precincts reporting, Democrat Ray Lopez defeated Republican Fred Rangel, 58 p.c to 42 p.c, in response to unofficial returns. Lopez, a former member of the San Antonio Metropolis Council, is now set to exchange former state Rep. Justin Rodriguez, D-San Antonio. Rodriguez gave up the seat in January to grow to be a…

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