Texas House Passes Proposed New Map, Bill Now Heads To Senate For ApprovalAfter more than 14 hours of debate, the Texas House has signed off on a new state voting map. The lawmakers considered dozens of amendments to the proposed map during the session that ended just before 3:00 a.m.
Texas Lawmakers Propose New Congressional Maps That Would Fortify GOP AdvantagesLawmakers in Texas have released their first proposal to redrawn congressional maps. The draft would shore up Republican dominance in the state and bolster their nearly two dozen U.S. House members.
Latinos Push For Political Power As Lawmakers In Texas Redraw Voting Maps Across The StateDallas County Commissioner Elba Garcia says the impact of political voting map divisions are clear: “Everyone gets cut up and scattered around. They dilute the Latino vote.”
Redistricting, Transgender Athletes & COVID Mandates On Agenda Of Texas' 3rd Special SessionThe Texas Legislature is back in Austin for its third special session of the year. Both houses gaveled in at 10:00 a.m.
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.
Texas Among Southern States Where Redistricting Battles Will Impact Local & National GovernmentStates from Texas to North Carolina are set to be battlegrounds for the once-a-decade fight over redrawing political boundaries.
Despite Having 'Grave Concerns' Court Says Texas Can Make Voting MapsA federal court ruled Wednesday that Texas can change voting maps without supervision despite "grave concerns".
Texas Fights Judicial Move That Would Require Voting Map ApprovalA federal court is considering whether the state of Texas can be trusted to make new voting maps after it found racial discrimination in the initial maps that solidified Republican power.
Court Upholds Total Population Count In Electoral DistrictsIn a decision based on a Texas case, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that states can count everyone, not just eligible voters, in deciding how to draw electoral districts.
State Senate Debates Redistricting, Minorities Pan Maps Advocates for minorities in Texas blasted the process by which the state is considering new political maps, complaining on Thursday that lawmakers are not giving poor people outside of Austin the chance to testify and the versions under consideration would discriminate against minorities.
'Problematic' Limits Alleged On Texas Voting MapsTexas Democrats signaled Wednesday that a two-year fight over disputed political boundaries won't end if Governor Rick Perry succeeds in getting the Legislature to permanently adopt voting maps that a federal court made for the 2012 elections.
Civil Rights Group Sues Over Texas Voting MapA Latino civil rights group is asking the Supreme Court to stop Texas from using congressional districts drawn by a lower federal court in the November election because they discriminate against minorities.
Federal Court: Discrimination In Texas Voting Maps The future of Texas' voting districts is again in question after a federal court Tuesday found evidence of discrimination in new district maps approved by the state's Republican-controlled Legislature last year.
Voters Keep Eye On 33rd Congressional District RaceA political race that's catching a lot of attention in North Texas is the new 33rd Congressional District. The winner will represent parts of Dallas, Arlington, and Fort Worth.
Lawmakers Consider Size Of Texas Board Of EducationTexas lawmakers have expressed skepticism on whether 15 elected members on the State Board of Education are enough for a state the size of Texas.