In theory, the 2021 cycle of redistricting is about revising district boundaries to evenly distribute Texas’ fast-growing population and ensure voters have fair representation. But with the mapmaking in the hands of politicians, and their individual electoral survival at stake, redistricting has also become an exercise in political rigging. The state Senate released its first proposed map on Saturday and the special legislative session in which redistricting will be featured formally begins Monday.
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by Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune March 14, 2017 Editor's note: This story was updated on March 15 to reflect that the Senate gave the measure final approval.
Written by Texas Tribune on Feb 16 2017 - 2:01pm
State Sen. José Menéndez acknowledged Wednesday that he failed to report a combined $50,000 in donations from two groups that are considered arch enemies at the state Capitol — the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and Texans for Lawsuit Reform.
Written by Texas Tribune on Feb 6 2017 - 6:31pm
by Julián Aguilar, The Texas Tribune Feb. 3, 2017 Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout.
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Catch up and get ahead with the Edge for the week of February 1. Zika Virus Found in Bexar County
Written by AARP Texas on Jan 22 2016 - 12:04pm
REPLAY the video of the Texas State Senate District 26 Candidate Debate on Jan. 29, 2016 thanks to AARP Texas. The focus of the questions were on the topics of caregiving, retirement security, and support of local Age Friendly Communities efforts. The debate will be 75 minutes in length and moderated by KENS-5 anchor Sarah Lucero.