Texas Democrats demand Gov. Abbott call for special session on public school funding

In the letter from 39 Texas House Democrats to Gov. Abbott, they say the state’s surplus of about $18 billion means it has the resources to better fund public schools. But the governor quickly pointed the finger back at them, claiming they had a chance to pass school funding but lost it over their opposition to his school voucher program.

Texas: The Issue Is - Republican In-Fighting

North Texas State Rep. Jared Patterson (R-Frisco) and several other Republican lawmakers are being called not conservative enough by some groups. Patterson responded to those claims and the record of the Texas House.

Texas House rejects school vouchers

21 Republicans joined all House Democrats in supporting an amendment that took the education savings account provision out of House Bill 1.