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State Rep. Eric Johnson declares candidacy for Dallas mayor

Democratic state Rep. Eric Johnson of Dallas introduced Tuesday he is working for Dallas mayor, getting into a crowded discipline to exchange term-limited Mayor Mike Rawlings in Could. In an announcement, Johnson stated he has a "confirmed monitor file of working nicely with individuals from various backgrounds to be able to accomplish nice issues." Information of his mayoral bid was first reported by The Dallas Morning Information. "I imagine I supply the residents of Dallas a singular mixture of expertise, power and…

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick declares Senate committee assignments

The shifts on the high of Senate committees, introduced by the lieutenant governor Friday, have been few however noticeable — with transferring elements within the Republican Occasion making approach for some senators to helm committees for the primary time, and little headway for Democrats regardless of electoral victories in November. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick named 14 Republicans and two Democrats chairs of the Senate’s 16 committees, that means no positive factors for the chamber’s minority celebration regardless of a…

Dueling Texas funds plans tens of hundreds of thousands aside on prisoner well being care

Whereas the state's Republican leaders seem in sync on points like faculty finance and property taxes, they clearly see issues otherwise in relation to a minimum of one factor: jail well being care. Within the funds proposals the Texas Home and Senate launched this week, the sum of money allotted to the Texas Division of Prison Justice to take care of sick inmates varies drastically. Whereas neither spending plan offers the division something near what it requested, the Home funds boosts prisoner well being care funding…

Dueling Texas finances plans tens of hundreds of thousands aside on prisoner well being care

Whereas the state's Republican leaders seem in sync on points like college finance and property taxes, they clearly see issues in a different way in the case of no less than one factor: jail well being care. Within the finances proposals the Texas Home and Senate launched this week, the sum of money allotted to the Texas Division of Legal Justice to take care of sick inmates varies drastically. Whereas neither spending plan offers the division something near what it requested, the Home finances boosts prisoner well being…

Texas Deliberate Parenthood’s standing in Medicaid unsure following ruling

A federal appeals courtroom has lifted a decrease courtroom order that blocked Texas from booting Deliberate Parenthood out of Medicaid, probably imperiling the well being care supplier’s participation within the federal-state medical health insurance program. A 3-judge panel on the U.S. fifth Circuit Courtroom of Appeals dominated Thursday that Sam Sparks, the federal district choose who preserved Deliberate Parenthood’s standing in this system in February 2017, had used the unsuitable customary in his ruling. The…

Austin Metropolis Corridor should enable weapons, decide guidelines

A Travis County district court docket dominated Thursday that Austin violated the state's open carry regulation by barring residents from bringing firearms into its metropolis corridor — a blow to Austin officers who've lengthy argued that the ban was admissible below the regulation's "authorities court docket" exception. At challenge is whether or not sure authorities businesses have been exempt from the state's open carry regulation, handed in 2015, which permits Texans with a license to hold to overtly tote their…

Austin Metropolis Corridor should permit weapons, choose guidelines

A Travis County district court docket dominated Thursday that Austin violated the state's open carry regulation by barring residents from bringing firearms into its metropolis corridor — a blow to Austin officers who've lengthy argued that the ban was admissible below the regulation's "authorities court docket" exception. At subject is whether or not sure authorities companies have been exempt from the state's open carry regulation, handed in 2015, which permits Texans with a license to hold to overtly tote their…

How will the Texas Legislature tackle college shootings?

Texas Legislature 2019 The 86th Legislature runs from Jan. eight to Might 27. From the state finances to well being care to schooling 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  Following a lethal taking pictures at Santa Fe Excessive Faculty in Might that left 10 useless and 13 others wounded, Gov. Greg Abbott launched a 43-page college security plan outlining strategies for payments the Legislature might…

Watch: A dialog with Texas state Sens. Carol Alvarado, Pete Flores, Nathan Johnson and Beverly Powell

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 concerning the biennial legislative session. Extra on this collection  Watch a dialog with new state Sens. Carol Alvarado, Pete Flores, Nathan Johnson and Beverly Powell, moderated by Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith. Alvarado, D-Houston, gained election to the seat in Texas' sixth District in a particular election…

Greg Abbott, Dan Patrick sworn into second phrases at inauguration

On a brisk, cloudy morning Tuesday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick had been sworn in Tuesday to second phrases main the nation’s second-largest state. Amid the pomp and circumstance — the gang flanked by bands from the state’s two flagship universities; an infinite Texas flag strewn over the north aspect of the Capitol constructing; a sea of onlookers, some in Stetson hats, turbans or baseball caps — leaders promised a stern, unified concentrate on bread-and-butter coverage questions. How can the state…

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