Third Texas special session set to end Tuesday with many bills still in limbo

Gov. Greg Abbott late in the session asked lawmakers to pass a bill mirroring his recent executive order prohibiting any entity from mandating proof of vaccination for employees and customers. There are two bills that would accomplish the governor’s ask. But as of right now, it’s not likely to pass.

Texas GOP advances new congressional maps

Texas Republicans on Saturday night closed in on redrawn U.S. House maps that would shore up their eroding dominance as voters peel away from the GOP in the state’s booming suburbs.