Joe Straus

House Failure

House Failure

With just hours left in the 85th regular session of the Texas Legislature, lawmakers will be heading home with tales of their governing prowess. For members of the Texas House, that’s exactly what it will be: tall tales. The House failed to deliver on key reforms...
House Recommits Property Tax Bill

House Recommits Property Tax Bill

After a one-day delay, the Texas House moved to recommit Senate Bill 2, the property tax reform bill, to the House Ways and Means Committee. The move will further delay consideration of the bill, which Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has demanded be passed intact if the Senate...