Texas legislators spar over the word ‘racism’ ahead of election bill vote

Texas legislators spar over the word 'racism' ahead of election bill vote

[ad_1] Debate over a sweeping elections bill in Texas took a bizarre turn Thursday after Republican House Speaker Dade Phelan asked members not to use the word “racism” while debating a bill Democrats have said will make it harder for people of color to vote. ā€œIntentional discrimination of people of a certain race, is that … Read more

Texas Republicans renew effort to advance voting bill as Democrats regroup

Texas Republicans renew effort to advance voting bill as Democrats regroup

[ad_1] Texas Democrats failed on Monday in a last-ditch effort to again paralyze the state House and block Republicans from passing a sweeping election bill, allowing the legislature to continue working toward passage. Three Houston-area Democrats broke ranks with much of the rest of their caucus and returned to work at the Capitol last week, … Read more

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick blames Covid surge on ‘African Americans who have not been vaccinated’

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick blames Covid surge on 'African Americans who have not been vaccinated'

[ad_1] Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said unvaccinated African Americans ā€” not lax coronavirus precautions in states like his ā€” are responsible for the surge in Covid-19 cases in his state. “The Covid is spreading, particularly most of the numbers are with the unvaccinated, and the Democrats like to blame Republicans on that,” Patrick told … Read more