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House Passes Cyberbully Ban Bill
that Would Exempt Political Attacks

Republicans who've been bullied for years by Trump split sharply on plan going to governor after vote.

Patrick Touts Trump Plug Despite
Potential to Backfire Against Dem

Lieutenant gov says he's had tougher row to hoe than predecessors amid hopes of backing off challengers with pitch.

State Reps Quietly Vote to Include
Themselves in Sex Class Mandate

House makes historic change without roll call or debate with nod to plan that would apply to elected leaders now.

School Tax Breaks May Be in Peril
after Lawmaker Kills His Own Bill

House GOP caucus boss folds in debate on state corporate capital magnet with renewal of eco devo act.

Ex-Senator Launches Governor Bid
with Pledge to Finish Border Wall

Huffines bounces back from loss in re-election race with Abbott as target in 2022 GOP primary election.

House Refuses to Admit Conning
with Bill Like Failed Maine Law

Lawmakers who are cause of culture try to spread blame to lobbyists who depend on them and usually are the victims.

Bonnen Praising of Cain Viewed
as Notice Who's Running Show
Ex-speaker defense on protégé election bill work seen by old colleagues as message and credit taking grab.

Democrat Revives Transgender
Sports Ban in Show of Revenge

Fellow Dems taken aback by senior lawmaker's payback play after ambush of bill to save high school.

Ex-Speaker Bashes Vote Bill Foes
for Seizing on Sponsor Affliction

Bonnen lashes out at unspecific group of state representatives who he accuses of using Cain condition as weapon.

Texas House Passes Elections Bill
GOP Leaders Unprepared to Defend
No concern on corporate cash drying up as consequence of racial impact that sponsor failed to anticipate.

House Backs Partisan Bill that Could
Kill Future Funding Hikes for Police

Ten Dems side with GOP on measure with unintended potential effect of giving cities incentive not to boost pay.

Patrick Decries New U.S. Slavery
and Insults Woke CEO's Intelligence

Senate boss raises bar on shock value with Biden border claims and vow to kill corporate officials in vote bill debate.

Texas House Endorses Abortion Bill
Dems Call Attack on Women Rights

Chamber ruled by white men gives initial approval to abortion restrictions despite handmaiden warning from above.

Hailey's Comment: House Republicans
Back Cost Cutting Study But Don't Want
to Know Price of Inaction on Medicaid
GOP leaders regroup in stall before shooting down fiscal impact review on federal funding loss in bill that could set stage for safety net cuts.




Lawmakers Learn Vote's Historic
Significance Day after Casting It
in Latest Date Rape Drug Tale Twist

Speaker gets standing ovation after Dem sponsor appears to catch House alseep at wheel with last second alteration that's monumental.




Texas Legislature Power Rankings:
Bonnen Brothers Running Chamber
Vicariously through Speaker

Ex-leader's sibling and top ally have most clout in Phelan House where Democrats have key roles unlike the Senate.

Patrick Gives White Republicans
Muscle Monopoly in Senate that No
Longer Reflects State in Sway Tally

Hughes shines, Schwertner soars, key ally dips and token Dem swing vote gets snub on budget conference team.




Senate Rookie Blazes New Frontier
as Producer and Star of Film He Shoots
in Bid to Make Cannabis Legal in Texas

Gutierrez documentary has budget on par with El Mariachi in movie debut with novel strategy for pitch on industry that would be big economy boost.




Soldier of Covid War
Leads Pack as Lobby
Navigates New World

GOP ties two-edge blade on new Texas Lobby Power Rankings in wake of failed coup as lobbyists fight to adapt to first session in global pandemic.

Governor Links Are New
New Star Launching Pad
in Austin Lobbyist Trade

Broadband Titans Battle
and New Speaker Cash
Signs of Lobbyist Clout




Wild Swings to Red at Top of 2020 Ticket
Could Put Targets on Texas Border Seats
Trump wins by same exact double-digit margin that Clinton scored in one Democratic district while beating Biden easily in second up Rio Grande.

Texas Democrats Have Shots at 11
Legislative Districts that Biden Won
Hancock split with Patrick may be re-election move in area Trump almost lost as Paxton and Huffman at risk in districts president carried by four.

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