Will Texas House Become More Conservative After Straus?The Lone Star State, already one of the most conservative in the nation, may soon become even more so after House Speaker Joe Straus announced he's not running for re-election.
Texas Speaker Of The House Joe Straus Not Running For Re-ElectionTexas Speaker of the House Joe Straus has announced that he will not seek re-election.
Texas' GOP Speaker Calls For Removal Of Confederate MarkerA powerful Texas Republican is calling for the removal of a Confederate marker in the state Capitol that rejects slavery as an underlying cause of the Civil War.
Gov. Abbott Suggests 'Bathroom Bill' Dead For NowAbbott blamed moderate Republican House Speaker Joe Straus, who has for months sided with powerful businesses interests in saying the bill could harm the state's economy.
Lawmakers Hold Hearing On Bathroom Privacy Bills FridayHundreds of people are expected to testify Friday morning at the Texas Capitol during a hearing about two newly proposed bathroom privacy bills.
Business Leaders Want Bathroom Privacy Bills FlushedThe debate intensifies over bathroom privacy bills as the Special Session begins Tuesday.
Texas House Speaker Didn't Want Suicide Over 'Bathroom Bill'The driving force in Texas behind a "bathroom bill" pushed back Monday after the Republican House speaker was quoted as saying he didn't want a "suicide" on his hands over efforts to restrict which restrooms transgender people can use.
Texas 'Bathroom Bill' Fading As Legislative Session Wraps Up Texas' legislative session was winding down Sunday, with an all-but dead "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people.
Speaker Straus: 'No I Won't' Block Texas Bathroom BillTexas House Speaker Joe Straus says while he opposes the senate's so-called 'Bathroom Bill,' he won't keep it from getting a full vote in the house.
Texas Republican Says State May Have To Limit Tax CutsA downturn in the state's oil and gas industry may delay or limit tax cuts in the next two-year budget.
Texas Speaker Straus The Target Of Tea Party ChallengersRepublican House Speaker Joe Straus and several of his top lieutenants attempted to beat back challenges from the far right during nominating contests in Texas, the largest of the 12 states that make up Super Tuesday.
TX House Speaker Straus Promotes Jeb Bush At Austin Speaking EngagementTexas House Speaker Joe Straus gave various clues to who he’s endorsing to be the next President of the United States.