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Senate Renews Transgender Attack
with No Evidence to Support Claims
GOP sponsor of Texas girls high school sports salvation plan can't cite specific example of crisis called fabricated.

GOP Sees New Maps as Panacea
for Historically Unpopular Agenda
Stampede to far right getting bad reviews with Texas Republican lawmakers on wrong side of major issues.

Troxclair Moves Ahead with Senate
Bid in District Drawn for Patrick Ally
Ex-Austin council member campaigns in Bell County in race for seat designed as gift for ousted GOP senator.

Speaker Needs Clash with Patrick
to Demonstrate the Ability to Lead
New special session may be make or break for Phelan who's gone along with Senate agenda without fight.

House Could Follow Patrick Lead
and Go for Nine New Seats or More
Scorched earth strategy designed for 2022 without concern for long-term could face hurdles in west wing.

Texas Voters Like McConaughey
Better than Abbott in 2022 Battle
Gov trails actor by 9 and leads Beto by only 5 amid tanking popularity despite big leads on GOP primary rivals.

Flores Gets Potential Ticket Back
with Hometown Senate Map Shuffle
Redistricting plan would defuse potential rubber match with artful shift of ex-solon hometown to district with opening.

Senate Map Could Be Sticky Path
Back and Lucio GOP Switch Sign
Plan could give GOP supermajority with Powell as toast and Seliger apparent payback target in SD 4.

Border Rep Pleas for State Help
as Gov Backs Down from Biden
Homeland security defuses Abbott POE closings as Morales warns on new humanitarian crisis.

Abbott Could Show Base Love
with Recall Votes in New Call
GOP lawmakers could wait until regular session to take shot at constitutional amendment to share power.

Gov Threats on Homeless Bill
Could Violate New Law Intent
Abbott and attorney general demand strict statewide enforcement of state law designed for Capital City.

Abbott Slaps Standard Freedom
Tag on Social Media Takeover
Texas gov signs law that represents unprecedented interference by state government in private business.

Covid Numbers Exploding as GOP
Seeks to Make Texas Fight Harder
Abbott rosy view wrong again as records fall while Republican lawmakers file bills to ban vaccine mandates.

Gov Brings @AbbottHatesDogs Bill
Back to Life in Special Session 3
Abbott bows to suburban backlash with cruelty plan that he vetoed amid concerns on pain of criminal penalties.

Hailey's Comment: GOP Lawmakers
Target of Terror Threat or Hoax with
Frame Job Potential Amid Strange Alert
Vague social media post prompts DPS warning on credible threat that's hard to believe despite FBI tag and state police angst on abortion votes.




Tucker Carlson Messes with Texas
Gov for Failing to Own Border Crisis
Despite New Steel Wall with Cop Cars
Senational run to far right takes latest wild turn when Fox News superstar blames Abbott for migrant invasion in spurning wake.




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 the
Craziness at the Capitol

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

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

Lone new blue waver is freshmen class most valuable with abortion sponsor and only two of few for GOP who show some guts.




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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