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Bill to block COVID-19 vaccine mandates for employers failed in Texas Legislature

By Mitchell Ferman and James Barragán, The Texas Tribune Bills intended to block any Texas entity, including hospitals and private businesses, from mandating COVID-19 vaccines...

‘Packing’ alleged in suit over new district lines

Over a dozen plaintiffs, including a Rio Grande Valley organization, sued Gov. Greg Abbott over redistricting maps passed by the Texas Legislature that they...

Lawmakers pass most but not all Abbott priorities 

By Cassandra Pollock and James Barragán, The Texas Tribune The Texas Legislature adjourned from its third special session of the year early Tuesday morning after...

Texas GOP advances new maps that would tighten slipping grip

By ACACIA CORONADO Associated Press/Report for America AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republicans on Saturday night closed in on redrawn U.S. House maps that would...

Republicans draw congressional districts that dilute power of Hispanic, Asian voters

By Alexa Ura and Mandi Cai, The Texas Tribune The intensity with which Texas Republicans are struggling against demographic tides as they redraw the state's...

Texas Republicans want new House district in the Valley over local lawmakers’ objections

By Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune Texas Republicans are on the verge of creating a newly competitive state House seat in the Rio Grande Valley...

DOJ will ask Supreme Court to halt Texas abortion law

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Biden administration said Friday it will turn next to the U.S. Supreme Court in...

Texas governor orders ban on private company vaccine mandate

By JIM VERTUNO, The Associated Press AUSTIN — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Monday to prohibit any entity, including private business, from...

What happened to Texas’ tilt from red to blue? That’s a gray area

Molly Hennessy-Fiske | Los Angeles Times HOUSTON — As state legislators reconvened Thursday, filing into their Capitol chambers — many in cowboy boots — to...

EXPLAINER: The Texas abortion law’s swift impact, and future

By PAUL J. WEBER and JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered Texas to suspend a new law...