This week on The Texan’s “Weekly Roundup,” the team discusses:
- Various bills filed to strengthen the Texas Legislature’s power, including over local authorities
- A judge ruling that Attorney General Ken Paxton cannot prosecute out-of-state abortions
- Two lawmakers proposing a legislative committee to defend “Texas sovereignty”
- Speaker Dade Phelan releasing more House priorities, including a revival in some form of Chapter 313
- A Texas lawmaker filing a bill to let teachers refuse a CDC LGBT inclusivity training tool
- The majority of House members signing on as co-authors of the “Save Women’s Sports Act”
- An update to the state’s infrastructure plan, increasing its budget from $85 to $100 billion
- Incumbent Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson running unopposed in the city’s upcoming election
- The divide over property tax reform between the House and Senate
- The University of Texas system pausing its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives
- A San Antonio man sentenced to three years in prison for human smuggling
- The West Texas Bobcat Competition that has run for 15 years with over 700 teams in 2020
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Daniel Friend is the Marketing and Media Manager for The Texan. After graduating with a double-major in Political Science and Humanities, he wrote for The Texan as a reporter through June 2022. In his spare time, you're likely to find him working on The Testimony of Calvin Lewis, an Abolition of Man-inspired novel and theatrical podcast.