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House that Killed Bathroom Bill
Backs Transgender Sports Ban
Speaker removes roadblock on Patrick priority as Dems decry discrimination amid warnings of suicide spike.

Congress Map Gets House Panel
Rubber Stamp as Bad Blood Grows
Committee could be bluffing with vote to keep plan intact or capitulating despite cold shoulder from Senate.

House Map Alteration Puts GOP
in Striking Distance in RG Valley
Lozano stealth amendment has border Dems in arms as attempt to break blue monopoly in state's southern tip.

State GOP Takes Credit for Abbott
Edict as Business Backlash Erupts
Party chair and SREC urged gov to move fast with vaccine order that major Texas companies plan to ignore.

House GOP Map Poised to Pass
after Test Votes on Dems Motion
Phelan team has majority united with party line torpedo of amendment that would have killed the bill.

Abbott Could One Up Florida
with Private Vaccine Rule Ban
Gov scrambles to keep DeSantis pace with order that takes freedom to make call away from businesses.

Senate Passes Congress Map
that Reflects Population of Past
White Republicans would get new seat in flouting of Census stats by diluting minority clout for GOP gain.

Potential Collin Sacrifice Could
Hold GOP Gain to One or Two
House panel adds swing seat in suburbs where Dems shortchanged as fast-track map advances on party line vote.

Collier Gives Dems Comeback Kid
vs. Ex-Bush Pro in Lt. Gov Battle
Candidate who came close for longshot underdog seeks rematch with Goliath with uncommon primary rival.

Suburban Sacrifice Leaves GOP
in Position for One or Two Gains
New Dem seat gives House leaders herding ground for minorities as jilted rookie rips Tarrant colleagues.

Patrick Slams PUC and Paddie
for Bailing Out Storm Winners
Lt. gov reminds new commissioner crop about last group amid claims on agency defying intent of relief measure.

Map Would Preserve Majority
with Incumbents Top Priority
Rookie Republican would be goner with Democrat soph in peril, two EP Dems paired and more in risky plan.

Senate Panel Gives King Boost
with Rural Hybrid SD 10 Version
Committee gives map 12-2 nod with alterations including apparent gift to veteran House Republican.

Governor Gets Poor Reviews
on Border and Covid Handling
Majority don't think Abbott deserves new term in poll with approvals underwater for first time and Legislature worse.

GOP Rookies Could Be Paired
on House Map Still in Progress
Unforeseen departure may prevent East Texas pairings as King Senate plans might prompt more tweaks.

State Lawmakers Could Be Back
for Vaccine Mandate Ban and Audits
that Ex-President Has Demanded
Fourth special session could be lurking on the horizon amid anti-Trump billboards while Abbott and Patrick want to spurn TLR and others.




Four of Five Hidalgo Democrats
Back Texas House Map that Gives
GOP Shot at Cameron Seat

Redistricting plan clears lower chamber in early morning 83-63 vote with Rio Grande Valley delegation divided on final product.




Hailey's Comment: McConaughey
Showing No Signs of Governor Bid
Beyond Third Party Centrist Tag
Actor struggles with meaning of politics, gives thumbs down to heartbeat bill but keeps stance vague and doesn't know details on voting law.




Redistricting Help May Be Illusion
for Suburban House Republicans
with No White Population Growth

More than dozen GOP reps in districts where Biden won or came close have few places to turn for map reinforcements.

GOP Summer Agenda Has Suicide
Potential in Suburbs where Policies
Turn Republicans into Independents

White member recasts himself as minority voter amid racist claims anger that will be daily bread when campaigns heat up.




Best of Texas Regular Session
Found Ways to Rise Above Crazy

Six Republicans and four Dems had wide range of unique impact in Legislature of mediocrity that put GOP over state.

Rookie Team Has the Heartbeat Bill
QB, Two Dems and Patrick Bashers




Texas Legislature Power Rankings:
Bonnen Brothers Running Chamber
Vicariously through Speaker

Ex-leader's sibling and top ally have most clout in Phelan House where Democrats have key roles unlike the Senate.

Patrick Gives White Republicans
Muscle Monopoly in Senate that No
Longer Reflects State in Sway Tally

Hughes shines, Schwertner soars, key ally dips and token Dem swing vote gets snub on budget conference team.




Soldier of Covid War
Leads Pack as Lobby
Navigates New World

GOP ties two-edge blade on new Texas Lobby Power Rankings in wake of failed coup as lobbyists fight to adapt to first session in global pandemic.

Governor Links Are New
New Star Launching Pad
in Austin Lobbyist Trade
Davis Kaufman
Grace & Mcewan

 

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