Texas 2018 Elections

Republican Pete Flores Wins Uresti Senate Seat in Special Election Runoff

Yesterday, Republican Pete Flores defeated Democrat Pete Gallego in the final round of a special election for Texas’ Senate District 19. While typically a reliably Democratic district, the seat’s sudden vacancy and potential implications for the Texas Senate’s balance of power meant the race drew increased attention from both parties. Flores’s win marked the culmination…

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Texas 2018 Elections

A Closer Look at Competitive Races in the Metroplex

This week we cover three North Texas General Election races for seats in the House Chamber of the Texas Legislature. As we previously noted, there are few true swing districts in Texas. However, the highest concentration of Texas “swing” districts is in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Democrats are specifically targeting these districts ahead of Election…

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Texas 86th Legislative Session

Water Policy, School Finance and Other News

This week, several committees met to discuss issues that will undoubtedly be debated during the 86th Legislature. The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water and Rural Affairs met on Monday and Tuesday this week to review water law in Texas, specifically, how regulations and water rights permitting can be streamlined. On Tuesday, the Texas Commission on…

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