It would take only a simple majority of the Texas Legislature, and a signature from the governor, to raise sales taxes and use the new revenue to buy down local school property taxes.
Texas’ Republican leadership wants to raise the taxes that consumers pay when they go shopping in order to lower the taxes that homeowners and business owners pay on their properties.
The Texas Senate passed a bill Tuesday that could provide relief to Texans slapped with surprise medical bills when health care providers and insurance companies disagree on the costs of medical treatments.
The Texas House tentatively approved a bill Tuesday that would require doctors to treat babies born alive after a failed abortion attempt.
The Texas Senate on Tuesday preliminarily approved the last two bills in a package of splintered legislation aimed at limiting the ability of cities to regulate private companies’ employment policies.
After months of stalemate, a revised priority property tax reform measure cleared a steep hurdle Monday, earning the vote of a longtime Republican holdout to come to the Senate floor for a vote.
Texas Senate approves two bills to override paid sick leave, local control over employment practices
After facing unexpected friction in Texas’ Republican-dominated Legislature, a pair of bills to override local rules mandating paid sick leave and standardize employment practices across the state passed the Senate on Thursday over the objections of LGBTQ advocates who have warned the bills could threaten local non-discrimination protections.
Texas legislation aimed at protecting monuments of all kinds sparks heated debate over Confederate markers
BY Alex Samuels Tensions from an ongoing, statewide debate about whether Confederate monuments should be […]
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“That bill has now been poisoned.” Business groups worry priority sick leave legislation now faces uphill battle.
BY Alex Samuels Texas business leaders who helped draft legislation banning cities from implementing employment […]