And they've been dangerously slow to respond to the coronavirus.
What could follow Nutella banana crepes? A "war on Texas BBQ."
The Legislative Budget Board is correct about the limits of the line-item veto—but Governor Abbott has plenty of power.
The latest “news” about the Texas attorney general.
He tipped his hand by backing the governor over the Lege.
On Monday, per WFAA, the state’s top law enforcement official will be charged with multiple felonies.
A look back at two other attorney-generals who ran into trouble.
Occam’s razor, y’all.
America’s flaws are inevitable, but so are our virtues.
Even if they weren’t distorted by politics, they’re too reductive to be reliable.
Evan Smith raises a few points of order.
A preview of the ten best and ten worst legislators of the Eighty-fourth Legislature.
Our legislator in chief assesses a spring marked by pre-K budgets, the open carry debate, border security, and a certain kerfuffle over Jade Helm.
Breitbart Texas has opted not to release the videos made with hidden cameras by the American Phoenix Foundation after all, leading to questions about what was really on them.
At first glance, yes. On closer inspection, probably not.
Practitioners face an unreasonable set of regulations in Texas, and they’re about to change that.
No offense to Michael Quinn Sullivan, but he’s never even won a Republican primary runoff, has he?
The Senate has already lost the fight over tax cuts.
More than twenty anti-LGBT bills have been filed this session, but these legislative efforts are facing some unlikely opposition.
In an amazing plot twist, the Texas Senate passed a real property tax reform bill yesterday.
Seems like a #GreatUseOfTime, #right?
On fiscal issues, at least, they have a unified front.
The Lieutenant Governor’s Internet Commenters Council is misreading history, and the Pre-K bill.
The bill passed today would either save the state money or provide thousands of scholarships to Texas students.
The House’s proposal is better than the Senate’s, for at least half a dozen reasons
The case for Medicaid expansion.
The issue isn’t as partisan as it may appear.
The transportation company seeks a change in the way it’s regulated on a statewide basis, and it’s managed to mobilize a lot of supporters—both in and out of Texas. But does a statewide regulatory platform for Uber make sense?
It’s hard to argue with results of the House debate over the budget bill.
Texas should take a look at the franchise tax
The Senate passes open carry and campus carry.
Putting the spending cap at risk is damaging more than just that
The Senate’s proposals on property tax relief and debt service aren’t worth it
The Texas Senate offers a proposal to scrap the Texas Model.
Trey Martinez Fischer has a pointed explanation of why he lost the runoff in SD26
Dan Patrick and the Senate Republicans celebrated Texas Independence Day by throwing down the gauntlet on Medicaid.
The Harris County State Representative wants to ensure that your DNA matches the gender designation for each bathroom before you go.
R.G. Ratcliffe will rejoin BurkaBlog for the session
Joe Straus’s picks for the 84th session include lots of new chairs and not much drama.
Texas Muslim Capitol Day is marred by some unwelcoming behavior.
Technically speaking, every day is A New Day.
The Texas Senate’s vote to abandon the 2/3rds rule is all about campaign promises.
Let’s all agree on one this much: Medicaid is supposed to be a health care program, not a jobs plan.
Despite all the exits and entrances around him, House speaker Joe Straus plans on staying right where he is.
How Erica Grieder learned to stop worrying and look forward to the Eighty-fourth Legislature.
A surprisingly uncontroversial bill to convert the penalty for possessing less than an ounce of marijuana to a civil offense with a $100 fine may find some success in the legislature.
Charles Schwertner makes the conservative case against tuition deregulation
The border surge, extended. Immigration action, executed. Hispanic voters, considered. And more!
A look at Texas's next lieutenant governor