Texas officials say they’re prepared to follow through on their pledge to fight Obama’s order in court, but advocates say his action is long-overdue and just.
Two weeks after losing her bid for lieutenant governor, state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte announced Wednesday night that she would run for mayor of San Antonio and would not finish her Senate term.
The Senate fell one vote short of the 60 needed to get the pipeline bill past a threatened filibuster, perhaps clinching the defeat of Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu.
As the 84th legislative session nears, other proposals include eliminating daylight-saving time and red-light cameras, expanding gambling and raising the minimum wage.
After losing Senate race, Texas Democrat David Alameel is already looking toward 2018.