Prior to the November election, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick made waves when he suggested if Republicans were to lose their supermajority in the State Senate, he would move to lower the number of seats necessary to bring bills to the floor.
With the 2021 legislative session set to open on January 12, lawmakers are preparing to write a new state budget amid significant monetary constraints which may portend cuts to state education funding.
Gary Gates greets the crowd during his election night watch party at Gallery Furniture in Richmond on Tuesday. Annie Mulligan for The Texas Tribune Democrats had hoped the race would build momentum for their push to take control of the Texas House in November. The Houston-area contest garnered national attention and overshadowed two other special election
Democrats are effectively nine seats away from the majority in the Texas House, a major prize ahead of the 2021 redistricting process. Austin Price for The Texas Tribune The reports, which were due Wednesday, provide the first fundraising checkpoint since the candidate fields were finalized last month. By Patrick Svitek , The Texas Tribune. The fight
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