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Rep. Dusin Burrows pushes new model of Texas property tax reform invoice

In an effort to proceed working towards property tax reform, a Texas Home chairman tasked with spearheading the difficulty this legislative session despatched colleagues a brand new draft of his high-priority invoice on Tuesday — the day earlier than his committee might vote to advance the proposal. A draft substitute of Home Invoice 2, obtained by The Texas Tribune, would nonetheless require that native governments maintain an election earlier than elevating 2.5 % extra property tax income than the earlier 12 months.…

UT college, college students really feel the affect of Airbnb blacklist

When Amanda Bosky, a graduate scholar in sociology, goes to a tutorial convention, she typically makes use of Airbnb to economize. Now the College of Texas at Austin scholar is fearful that she will be able to't anymore. UT-Austin workers, together with professors and graduate college students, obtained discover Tuesday that they'll’t use state cash to remain in Airbnbs. The message comes simply weeks after Texas blacklisted Airbnb for its alleged boycotting of Israel after the corporate eliminated its listings within…

Texas state price range debate: Everybody needs a bit of the pie

Texas Legislature 2019 The 86th Legislature runs from Jan. eight to Might 27. From the state price range to well being care to training 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 sequence  Susie Angel by no means meant to grow to be associates together with her private attendant. Then once more, it’s onerous to not develop near the one who, for almost a 12 months, has helped her gown, ready her meals, brushed…

Texas officers investigating whooping cough at state Capitol

Texas Legislature 2019 The 86th Legislature runs from Jan. eight to Could 27. From the state finances to well being care to schooling 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  Texas well being officers are investigating a case of whooping cough on the state Capitol — an incident that's triggering discussions about vaccine insurance policies within the state. The Texas Division of State Well being Providers…

Kamala Harris unveils trainer pay plan to massive crowd at Houston rally

2020 Presidential Race We're monitoring the Texas tales within the presidential contest, from the Texans within the race to all candidates' efforts to succeed in voters and lift cash within the state. We have additionally compiled tales from our archives associated to Texans operating for president. Extra on this sequence  HOUSTON — By the point U.S. Sen Kamala Harris, D-California, took the stage right here Saturday, the message was clear. “That is Harris County!” declared a bevy of colourful indicators within the…

On some large points this 12 months, Texas lawmakers are going towards the polls

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 concentrate on what Texans have to know concerning the biennial legislative session. Extra on this collection  Politicians are sometimes mentioned to be chasing the polls, however generally they run the opposite manner. In line with the most recent College of Texas/Texas Tribune ballot, at the very least two points widespread with a majority…

Brett Busby confirmed for Texas Supreme Courtroom

The Texas Supreme Courtroom, down a member for the reason that begin of this calendar 12 months, will return to full power after the Texas Senate on Wednesday voted unanimously to verify Brett Busby because the excessive court docket’s latest justice. He's set to be sworn in Wednesday afternoon and might start collaborating in instances instantly. Busby, a former Republican appellate justice in Houston who misplaced his election in November, was Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s second nominee to the excessive court docket…

Julián Castro: “I’m assured that by the point folks begin voting that I’m going to do nicely”

2020 Presidential Race We're monitoring the Texas tales within the presidential contest, from the Texans within the race to all candidates' efforts to achieve voters and lift cash within the state. We have additionally compiled tales from our archives associated to Texans working for president. Extra on this sequence  DALLAS — Simply over two months into his bid for president, Julián Castro stated Tuesday night that he does “under no circumstances” really feel overshadowed by fellow Texan Beto O’Rourke amid the…

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 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.…

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