Texas bathroom bill may shape 2018 GOP primary campaigns

Texas Bathroom Battle Divides GOP as House Speaker Gets Targeted

Texas Bathroom Battle Divides GOP as House Speaker Gets Targeted

The Texas Legislature is expected to discuss the controversial bathroom bill during the special session that starts on Tuesday.

Greg Abbott has a nearly $41 million war chest heading into his re-election campaign - and a special session in which he's looking to keep political pressure on lawmakers to pass an ambitious 20-item agenda.

The governor could call for another special session is he chooses. "What they are realizing is, even though we don't like that approach, it is incumbent upon us to learn about how to talk about politics".

Abbott told the Texas Public Policy Foundation he has heard stories about people literally being taxed out of their homes because of rising taxes. His current term expires in January 2019. Mike Collier, a Houston businessman and a Democrat, announced his candidacy for lieutenant governor on March 2. "Communities in progress, the state in progress, with respect to everyone", says Senator Jose Rodriguez, chair, Texas Senate Democratic Caucus. Abbott, a strong supporter of the state's anti-trans bathroom bill, didn't seem to notice he was posing for a picture with a transgender woman and LGBTQ activist.

In their lawsuit, Paxton said, plaintiffs claimed the law would stifle class discussion in their courses. One of his biggest critics occupies the office on the other side of the building from his.

En Reynosa, socavón devora una revolvedora
El camión tipo revolvedora cayó por la mañana en el socavón en la Colonia Las Fuentes de Reynosa , informaron las autoridades de Protección Civil del estado.

Nettles, if confirmed by the state Senate, would succeed Sherry Cook, who retired in late May.

Patrick is the main source of the attacks coming Straus' way, in the 34-minute news conference, he referred to the Speaker more than 15 times, accusing his fellow Republican of everything from trying to implement a state sales tax to dangerous political stunts.

The legislation restricts access to places like bathrooms and locker rooms based on the gender listed on people's birth certificates and not the gender with which they identify.

The Texas State Militia has dozens of units around the state, and most members come from military and law enforcement backgrounds and all must undergo a background check, the commander said.