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April 6, 2018

Post Primary Election Update – April 2018

This year’s March primary saw millions of dollars dumped into republican primary races from socially conservative republican groups, as well as establishment republican groups. It is clear the real battles are still fought in the primaries in Texas. There are […]
March 8, 2018

March Primary Election Results – 2018

It was an interesting and long night. Save for a few run-off elections, the dust of the 2018 primary has finally settled. Statewide: In statewide GOP Primary races, there were few stones left to be unturned as to who would […]
March 2, 2018

March Primary Early Voting Update

Early voting is well underway for the Texas Primaries. Election Day is next Tuesday, March 6th. With a wide-open speaker’s race – all eyes are on who will win the primaries in the Texas House. The Republican Primary has several […]
January 25, 2018

2018 Election Update

Texas Lobby Group 2018 Election Update: Emerging from the lull of the holiday break, the 2018 election cycle is in full swing with the March primaries less than two months away. The cash on hand semiannual reports were due for […]
December 21, 2017

2018 Election Update

The 2018 election cycle is looking to be a busy one, with 7 congressional retirements and numerous State House retirements, including the Speaker of the House, Joe Straus. As such, the Legislative deck is being shuffled. Early voting for primaries […]
October 27, 2017

Speaker Joe Straus Announces Retirement

This morning, Texas Speaker of the House Joe Straus announced he will not seek re-election next year to the Texas House – thus giving up his role as Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives. Despite a number of retirements […]
October 24, 2017

Interim Charges Released

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus released the full list of House interim charges on Monday, and Lt. Governor Dan Patrick released his first wave of Senate interim charges on Monday as well. The Lt. Governor is expected to release the […]
October 13, 2017

Proposed Constitutional Amendments November 2017 Ballot

Texas voters have approved 491 amendments to the state Constitution since its adoption in 1876. Seven more proposed amendments will be submitted for voter approval at the general election on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Listed below are descriptions of the […]
October 9, 2017

Hurricane Harvey – Legislative Update

In early September, Governor Greg Abbott announced the Governor’s Commission to Rebuild Texas, which will be led by Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp. The Commission will oversee the response and relief effort between the state and local governments to […]
September 22, 2017

Governor Abbott Senior Staff Changes

This week Governor Abbott announced several top-level staff changes. Abbott’s current Chief of Staff, Daniel Hodge, is entering the private sector and will be replaced by Luis Saenz. Mr. Saenz previously worked as Governor Abbott’s Appointments Director and before that […]
August 18, 2017

1st Special Session Concludes

The first called Special Session of the 85th Legislature has officially come to a close, one-day short of the 30-day special session period. With less than 36 hours to go, the House agreed to Senate amendments to the public-school finance reform […]
July 27, 2017

Special Session Update 7-27-17

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick continues to move legislation through the Senate, having now sent over ten of Governor Abbott’s twenty special session items to the House. To do so, the Senate worked through the weekend. After a three-hour Republican Senator […]