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State House Approves Texas Pandemic Response Act

State House Approves Texas Pandemic Response Act

Daniel Friend 15 hours ago
The Texas House approved a bill to outline how the state government can handle a pandemic disaster in the future.
Texas House Approves Minor Extension to Tax Incentive But Kills Decade-Long Expansion

Texas House Approves Minor Extension to Tax Incentive But Kills Decade-Long Expansion

Brad Johnson 18 hours ago
After days of consistent opposition, Rep. Jim Murphy postponed his renewal and expansion of the Chapter 313 tax incentive program until after this session.
A Look Behind Austin Voters’ Bipartisan Blow to the City’s Homeless Camping Policy

A Look Behind Austin Voters’ Bipartisan Blow to the City’s Homeless Camping Policy

Brad Johnson 22 hours ago
Almost two years ago, the City of Austin began its experiment in widespread public homeless camping — and on Tuesday it will end.
Former State Senator Don Huffines to Challenge Governor Abbott in GOP Primary

Former State Senator Don Huffines to Challenge Governor Abbott in GOP Primary

Isaiah Mitchell May 10, 2021
Huffines has been a longtime critic of Abbott's pandemic response, especially his cessions to local governments and statewide mandates.
Elon Musk, Tesla Begin Process for Additional Travis County Facility

Elon Musk, Tesla Begin Process for Additional Travis County Facility

Brad Johnson May 7, 2021
Elon Musk's expansion into Texas continues to develop.
Resurrected Bill Granting Charter Schools Property Tax Exemption Squeaks Through Texas House

Resurrected Bill Granting Charter Schools Property Tax Exemption Squeaks Through Texas House

Holly Hansen May 7, 2021
Legislation giving public charter schools a property tax exemption on leased or purchased property was reconsidered and narrowly passed in the Texas House.
As Act of Vengeance, Texas Democrat Revives Bill to Require Public School Athletes to Compete Within Own Sex

As Act of Vengeance, Texas Democrat Revives Bill to Require Public School Athletes to Compete Within Own Sex

Isaiah Mitchell May 7, 2021
A fellow Democrat had killed Dutton's education bill the night before, motivating Dutton to not only layout the bill again but move it forward.
Cook Children’s Continues Push to Withdraw Care from Tinslee Lewis Despite Improvements

Cook Children’s Continues Push to Withdraw Care from Tinslee Lewis Despite Improvements

Kim Roberts May 7, 2021
In the ongoing court battle over toddler Tinslee Lewis’ care, Cook Children’s asserts that the child’s care is prolonging her suffering. Her mother says her daughter is improving.
Weekly Roundup Podcast: Heartbeat Bill, Homeless Camping Ban, Transgender Athletics

Weekly Roundup Podcast: Heartbeat Bill, Homeless Camping Ban, Transgender Athletics

Michelle Arledge May 7, 2021
Catch up on the week's hottest stories in Texas politics with the reporting team at The Texan.

Voices of Texas

VIDEO: Railroad Commissioner-Elect Jim Wright on His Victory and Coming Job

VIDEO: Railroad Commissioner-Elect Jim Wright on His Victory and Coming Job

Jim Wright joins reporter Brad Johnson on The Texan's "Voices of Texas" podcast to discuss his rise in Texas politics and the state's energy sector.
VIDEO: Sen. Ted Cruz on President Trump’s Supreme Court Pick to Replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg

VIDEO: Sen. Ted Cruz on President Trump’s Supreme Court Pick to Replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg

"What I think is critical is that we confirm this justice before election day...in case there is litigation challenging the election, and I am confident we will do that and confirm this nominee," said Cruz.
VIDEO: Dr. Robin Armstrong Explains Use of Hydroxychloroquine to Treat Coronavirus

VIDEO: Dr. Robin Armstrong Explains Use of Hydroxychloroquine to Treat Coronavirus

“It’s interesting that people have made it a political discussion — I don’t care about hydroxychloroquine either way,” said Dr. Robin Armstrong.
VIDEO: Austin Homelessness Podcast with Matt Mackowiak and Brad Johnson

VIDEO: Austin Homelessness Podcast with Matt Mackowiak and Brad Johnson

Members of The Texan's reporting team discuss the homelessness crisis in Austin with Matt Mackowiak, the President of Potomac Strategy Group, Chairman of the Travis County Republican Party, and, most recently, the founder of Save Austin Now.

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