Controversial Texas Voting Law Expected To Advance Thursday After Return Of DemocratsRepublican lawmakers in Texas are expected to advance a controversial bill Thursday that Democrats say would limit people's ability to vote.
Texas Senator Carol Alvarado Ends Filibuster After 15+ Hours, Voting Bill Passes Minutes LaterA Texas state senator continued her filibuster into Thursday morning, but after more than 15 hours Senator Carol Alvarado ended her effort to rally against Senate Bill 1.
More Texas Democrats Return To Austin, Say 'Under One-Party Rule: Democracy Suffers'A monthlong standoff by Texas Democrats who left the state to block a GOP voting bill inched closer to ending on August 9 after several holdouts returned to Austin.
Texas Gov. Abbott Announces 2nd Special Session To Start Saturday, Adds Agenda ItemsTexas Gov. Greg Abbott has announced that he will convene a second special legislative session at 12:00 p.m. on August 7.
This Isn't The First Time Texas House Democrats Have Gone On The LamThe headlines would not have looked out of place this week: "Texas House paralyzed by Democrats walkout," "On the lam, Texas Democrats rough it" and "Texas Democrats vanish (again)." But those all appeared 18 years ago.
Caught In The Middle: Bipartisan Casualties Of Stalled Texas Special SessionTexas Republicans have been pressing that the Democrats' absence is not only preventing a vote on the elections bill, but also on several bipartisan measures such as funds for retired teachers.
Texas Democrats Who Flew To Washington During Special Session Could Be ArrestedDozens of Texas Democrats who flew to Washington, D.C., to break quorum in Austin could be arrested once they return to the Texas Capitol.
Answering Questions Surrounding Standstill During Texas Special SessionThere are many questions surrounding the Texas Democrats' decision to leave the state during a special session and how it affects any proceedings. Here are some answers.
Commissioner Rob Manfred Won't Say How MLB Would React If Texas Elections Overhaul Becomes LawQuestions were raised about Texas after the MLB moved this year's All-Star game from Atlanta to Denver due to a Georgia voting law that critics said would negatively affect communities of color.
Texas GOP Advances New Voting Restrictions As Hundreds Push BackTexas Republicans made clear they intended to advance a bill — which would prohibit 24-hour polling places, ban drop boxes and stop drive-thru voting — this weekend, with a vote on the proposals expected this week.
Some Texas Democrats Ready To Walk Again As GOP Continues Push For New Voting MeasuresSome Texas Democrats are looking into the possibility of staging a second walkout as state Republicans continue their push for sweeping voting measures during the special session.