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Texas Voters Like McConaughey
Better than Abbott in 2022 Battle
Gov trails actor by 9 and leads Beto by only 5 amid tanking popularity despite big leads on GOP primary rivals.

Flores Gets Potential Ticket Back
with Hometown Senate Map Shuffle
Redistricting plan would defuse potential rubber match with artful shift of ex-solon hometown to district with opening.

Border Rep Pleas for State Help
as Gov Backs Down from Biden
Homeland security defuses Abbott POE closings as Morales warns on new humanitarian crisis.

Abbott Could Show Base Love
with Recall Votes in New Call
GOP lawmakers could wait until regular session to take shot at constitutional amendment to share power.

Gov Threats on Homeless Bill
Could Violate New Law Intent
Abbott and attorney general demand strict statewide enforcement of state law designed for Capital City.

Abbott Slaps Standard Freedom
Tag on Social Media Takeover
Texas gov signs law that represents unprecedented interference by state government in private business.

Covid Numbers Exploding as GOP
Seeks to Make Texas Fight Harder
Abbott rosy view wrong again as records fall while Republican lawmakers file bills to ban vaccine mandates.

Gov Brings @AbbottHatesDogs Bill
Back to Life in Special Session 3
Abbott bows to suburban backlash with cruelty plan that he vetoed amid concerns on pain of criminal penalties.

Abbott Photo Op Captures Essence
of GOP Voting Bill for Rural Whites
Picture word countless words as Suburban Republicans avoid signing ceremony for possible suicide.

House Conservative Eyes Bid
in Crowded 2022 Field for AG
Freedom caucus charter member explores statewide race with low odds that Paxton exit could change.

Pediatric ICU Crisis Intensifies
as Gov Touts Testing Positivity
No beds for sickest kids from Dallas to Midland to Laredo as school count soars with ban on mask mandates.

Governor Blazes Abortion Trails
But Gets No Respect in Polling
DeSantis leads pack in latest survey with Abbott missing again as Biden brands Texas bill as un-American.

Texas Faces Corporate Backlash
Amid Claims on Attacks on Women
Lyft and Uber covering legal costs for vigilante bounties as Musk denies Abbott claims in bad sign for business.

Speaker and Patrick Not in Tune
on Top Summer Accomplishments
Texas voters give Legislature lousy reviews in poll as leaders offer very different outcome perspectives.

Hailey's Comment: Texas House Could
Follow Patrick Lead and Go for Broke
with Nine New GOP Seats or More
Scorched earth strategy designed for 2022 without concern for long-term could face hurdles in lower chamber where Phelan seeks input.




New Senate Map Could Be Sticky Path
Back to Capitol and Potential Altar
for Lucio Marriage with the GOP
Huffman files plan that could give Republicans supermajority with Powell as toast and Seliger apparent payback target in special fall session.




Redistricting Help May Be Illusion
for Suburban House Republicans
with No White Population Growth

More than dozen GOP reps in districts where Biden won or came close have few places to turn for map reinforcements.

GOP Summer Agenda Has Suicide
Potential in Suburbs where Policies
Turn Republicans into Independents

White member recasts himself as minority voter amid racist claims anger that will be daily bread when campaigns heat up.




Best of Texas Regular Session
Found Ways to Rise Above the
Craziness at the Capitol

Six Republicans and four Dems had wide range of unique impact in Legislature of mediocrity that put GOP over state.

Rookie Team Has Heartbeat Bill
QB, Two Dems and Patrick Bashers

Lone new blue waver is freshmen class most valuable with abortion sponsor and only two of few for GOP who show some guts.




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.




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
Davis Kaufman
Grace & Mcewan

 

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