The growing controversy around Bonnen's quid pro quo is about much more than palace intrigue. Fundamentally, it concerns unethical, possibly criminal, behavior on the part of the speaker.
House Speaker Dennis Bonnen offers a masterclass in how to lose friends and alienate your allies in just a few easy steps.
MQS isn't the most trustworthy person in Texas politics, but Bonnen has done a poor job offering an alternative narrative about what transpired.
We reached out to prosecutors for all 254 Texas counties to ask whether they will still prosecute marijuana cases.
On Monday, the Senate passed a proposal to add four more writing tests and tie school funding directly to third-grade test results.
Despite Representative Celia Israel’s emotional, personal testimony, her bill to curtail the discredited practice has little chance of becoming law.
The Legislature remains far from allowing recreational use, but baby steps toward decriminalization could come this session.
The $119.12 billion two-year estimate is the first step in the Texas Legislature's budgeting process.
The Associated Republicans of Texas co-chair is out to prove that clashing with Dan Patrick doesn’t make you a Republican In Name Only.
This city in West Texas was the largest in the country without a presence from the controversial health clinic.