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Texas state Sen. Kel Seliger, a Republican willing to buck his party leadership, will...

Seliger has served in the Senate since 2005 and led the higher education committee. He was seen as a champion of public education and...

U.S. Senate Republicans block federal voting rights legislation that would override Texas’ restrictions

In their latest push to lift state-level voting restrictions, Senate Democrats failed to secure the 60 votes required to break a filibuster on the...

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says Gov. Greg Abbott should call lawmakers back for a...

In a tweet, Patrick said he supported Abbott calling lawmakers back to Austin to increase the penalty for illegal voting and approve a “forensic...

UT Rio Grande Valley to offer free tuition and fees to students with family...

UTRGV’s decision to offer free tuition to more students comes after more students’ families lost jobs during the pandemic.

Republicans say Texas’ new political maps are “race blind.” To some voters of color,...

With partisan fervor, Republicans drew new maps for Congress and the Legislature that dilute the power of voters of color. Now the lawsuits begin,...

Analysis: Texas legislators set the table for the 2022 elections

The controversial issues you've heard Texas lawmakers debate for most of the year aren't going away; many of them will be argued all over...

Five takeaways from Texas’ third special legislative session

Gov. Greg Abbott’s office says there’s no plan for a fourth special session at this time. If this was the final special session of...

White House calls Texas’ bill targeting transgender student athletes “hateful”

The comment further hints at a possible fight between the state and the Biden administration over transgender rights.

Gov. Greg Abbott didn’t get everything he wanted in the special session. Will he...

The latest special session ended without lawmakers passing two of Abbott’s priorities — legislation to increase an illegal-voting penalty and to ban vaccine mandates...

After Texas and other states passed new voting restrictions, federal bills could expand ballot...

The U.S. Senate is expected to vote this week on the Freedom to Vote Act, which would supersede some of Texas’ new elections law.

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