This Week in Texas: Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Posted March 20, 2019 in Uncategorized

Whoa, we’re halfway there!

Monday marked the halfway point for the 86th legislative session, which means the House and Senate are picking up in earnest. The House heard its first set of bills on the floor Tuesday.


Christina Morales sworn in Monday

Newly elected Rep. Christina Morales, D-145, was sworn in Monday, March 18. She is Harris County’s third freshman House Democrat. Read more about her here.


Will Texas raise the smoking age to 21 this session?

A bill with broad support from lawmakers was heard for the first time in a Senate hearing this week. It aims to reduce teen smoking – including e-cigarettes – by raising the smoking age from 18 to 21. Read more about the bill here.


Only in Austin…

El Paso Representative Cesar Blanco poses with the “Texas House Candy Jar.”