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Fourth Special Session Brews as Texas Lieutenant Governor, GOP Chairman Press Abbott
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Fourth Special Session Brews as Texas Lieutenant Governor, GOP Chairman Press Abbott
2021-10-21 18:22:52
by Reece Nations

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick was joined by Matt Rinaldi, chairman of the Republican Party of Texas, on Wednesday in calling for yet another special legislative session to pass more conservative agenda items. The calls for a... Read More

Texas Gov. Abbott Calls Second Special Session With Expanded Agenda
In The States
Texas Gov. Abbott Calls Second Special Session With Expanded Agenda
2021-08-06 14:39:52
by Reece Nations

AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday he would convene another special legislative session beginning on Saturday, Aug. 7. Attached to the announcement was a full list of prioritized agenda items for the session. Although much of the... Read More

Wisconsin Governor Issues New Mask Mandate After GOP Repeal
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Wisconsin Governor Issues New Mask Mandate After GOP Repeal

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers issued a new statewide mask order on Thursday, an hour after the Republican-controlled Legislature voted to repeal his previous mandate saying he didn't have authority to make such a decree. Evers and... Read More

Texas to Take Up Big-Ticket Items as 87th Legislature Convenes
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Texas to Take Up Big-Ticket Items as 87th Legislature Convenes
2021-01-14 20:14:01
by Reece Nations

AUSTIN, Texas — The 87th session of the Texas Legislature began Tuesday as lawmakers try to determine how to parse out the state’s estimated $112.5 billion budget for general-purpose spending over the next two years.  Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on... Read More

Wisconsin Republicans Oppose Voting Changes Sought Due to Virus Outbreak
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Wisconsin Republicans Oppose Voting Changes Sought Due to Virus Outbreak
2020-03-20 12:58:49
by Dan McCue

The leaders of Wisconsin's Republican-controlled legislature told a federal judge Thursday they are opposed to a request by Democrats to amend absentee and online primary rules in light of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The state Democratic Party and the Democratic... Read More

Hearing on Ohio Bill to Limit Protest Ends in — What Else? — Protest
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Hearing on Ohio Bill to Limit Protest Ends in — What Else? — Protest

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The chairman on an Ohio legislative committee Wednesday told a packed room that he wouldn’t hear spoken testimony on a bill that most in the audience believe is intended to stifle protest. Unsurprisingly, perhaps, the matter ended... Read More

Embattled Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen Won’t Seek Re-Election
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Embattled Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen Won’t Seek Re-Election

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen said Tuesday that he will not seek re-election. His decision to not seek another term comes after a secret recording, released by conservative activist Michael Quinn Sullivan, captured Bonnen offering media credentials... Read More

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