Politics

Politics news about Dallas County metro area including politics news about Fort Worth, Dallas, Arlington, Denton and all the surrounding areas

  • Frisco City Manager hired two more people citing more work due to Frisco’s fast-growing community

    Frisco’s administrative team is set to welcome two fresh faces this summer: Rob Millar and E.A. Hoppe, as they step into the role of Assistant City Managers. Their selection was made by City Manager, Wes Pierson, who cherry-picked the duo from a list of eight potential candidates, featuring three contenders…

  • Texas House impeachment vote to test GOP unity, says Ken Paxton.

    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is facing impeachment proceedings, with the Texas House of Representatives reportedly set to vote on the matter soon. Speaking at a press conference ahead of the vote, Paxton alleged that House members were displaying “absolute contempt for the electoral process” and were inflicting lasting damage…

  • Texas cotton farmers push for increased government insurance coverage

    Congress debates the must-pass legislation of the federal Farm Bill every five years, which is a critical component of the agricultural industry in the United States. The Farm Bill is a comprehensive measure that provides billions of dollars in funding for farm subsidies and other programs that support food assistance…

  • Texas Trump Train Settles Lawsuit for Harassing Biden Campaign Bus Participants

    Two supporters of former President Donald Trump accused of participating in a “politically-motivated conspiracy” by closely following, slowing down, and honking at a campaign bus for current President Joe Biden on a Texas highway in the weeks leading up to the 2020 presidential election have settled with former State Senator…

  • Retired Texas Teachers May Receive Pension Increase with Proposed Bill Advancement

    Texas lawmakers have taken a significant step towards providing retired teachers with a cost-of-living increase, following years of stagnant payments. The Texas House has given tentative approval to Senate Bill 10, proposed by state Sen. Joan Huffman, R-Houston, which will potentially provide a small increase in monthly retirement checks to…

  • Texas House votes to reclassify illegal voting as a felony

    Texas lawmakers are addressing illegal voting with a proposed reversal of a law passed in 2021. Under the new plan, residents who vote illegally will be subject to felony-level punishment, rather than the earlier downgraded misdemeanor. The House of Representatives gained preliminary approval to House Bill 1243, sponsored by Republican…

  • Gov. Greg Abbott vows to continue school choice battle despite House opposition vote.

    The Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, has vowed to press on with his pro-school voucher reforms despite the Texas House of Representatives’ key vote rejecting them. Speaking on Friday, Abbott insisted he was not discouraged, but those who opposed him see things differently. This filibuster has been met with universal…

  • Texas House committee approves bills to increase gambling availability.

    The Texas House committee has taken a step forward in expanding gambling in the state, with both major proposals advancing on Monday. Although facing long odds in the Senate, the movement marks more progress than the last legislative session, where the proposals had hearings in committee but never made it…

  • Texas Lawmakers Clash with Chinese Americans Over Representation

    Chinese American Community Expresses Concerns Over Anti-China Policies in Texas As Texas continues to grapple with a surge in its population, which includes a large number of Chinese Americans, members of the community say they are increasingly worried about anti-China policies being adopted by officials in the state. While such…

  • Nate Paul, Paxton’s alleged corrupt real estate investor, returned to jail after appeal defeat

    Nate Paul, a well-known real estate developer from Austin, Texas, at the center of the allegations of illegal conduct by the Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, has been ordered to jail once again. This order follows his unsuccessful appeal in a fraud case with a non-profit where he has been…