Author: JAMES BARRAGAN

Texas House approves additional $2 billion for border security as state moves to build border wall

The Texas House approved nearly $2 billion in additional funding for border security operations, giving Gov. Greg Abbott more state dollars to implement his plans to build a border wall and incarcerate migrants for state criminal offenses in an effort to deter migrants from coming to the state. Lawmakers gave final approval on Monday to […]

House Democrat challenges Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick over legislative staff funding

Another partisan stalemate has broken out in the final days of the second special session called by Gov. Greg Abbott this year, again imperiling the jobs of 2,100 legislative staffers along with two key conservative priority bills. On Monday night, Rep. Harold Dutton, D-Houston, abruptly adjourned the House Public Education Committee, which he chairs, without […]