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Shot clock’ bill resets development review time As Austin city leaders had their attention focused on the 3.5 percent tax cap that moved through the Texas Legislature, legislators were busy approving a bill that could have a serious impact … Read More
The Legislature adjourned sine die (not another day) one month ago, and the veto period for Gov. Abbott has come and gone. It was one of the busiest sessions and yet fewer bills passed than have passed since the late … Read More
Budget HB 1: Sent to Abbott on May 26 The state’s two-year budget plan calls for spending roughly $250 billion on priorities including public school funding, teacher salaries and early childhood intervention programs. Read more Property tax reform SB 2: Sent to Abbott on May … Read More
From today’s “The Brief” on The Texas Tribune: Roughly three weeks ago, top GOP leaders unveiled their vision for a property tax reform proposal. But now, as yours truly and the Tribune’s Emma Platoff reports, few of those same leaders … Read More
As expected, President Donald Trump announced on Friday that he’s declaring a national emergency over constructing his long-promised border wall. Meanwhile, federal contractors have already started to clear land for what’s seen as the first phase of that border barrier … Read More
Texas Secretary of State has finally apologized for issuing a premature press release saying 96,000 Texas voters were registered illegally. However, The Texas Tribune reports that though he regrets the way in which he launched the review, he still intends to … Read More