On November 4, 2014, when the 51-year-old Ken Paxton was triumphantly elected Attorney General of Texas, defeating his Democrat opponent, the euphoniously named Sam Houston, by over 20 percentage points, the conservative movement in the Lone Star State had a new rising star. Paxton’s enemies were worried; the Tea Party favorite, an impressive University of Virginia law school graduate, seemed bound for the Governor’s mansion, a prospect that made the state’s centrist GOP Establishment aghast. Paxton’s political career had been nothing short of meteoric. First elected to public office in 2002 with the support of grass-roots activists and evangelicals, Paxton represented his suburban Dallas district in the Texas House of Representatives for a decade before winning a coveted promotion to the exclusive 31-member Texas Senate in 2012.
Texas House of Representatives News
AUSTIN – A tax appraisal district cannot unilaterally move a boundary line between two contiguous Texas school districts, such as a state lawmaker alleges happened in Montgomery County in 2016, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a recently issued opinion.
ADDISON – The Texas House of Representatives passed a new bill on May 5 requiring insurance companies in Texas to cover 3-D mammograms for breast cancer screening and diagnosis.
AUSTIN – Voting mostly along party lines, the Texas House tentatively passed H.B.
AUSTIN – Next month, members of the Texas House of Representatives will hear testimony on the trend of mass litigation that now follows every storm strike within the Lone Star State.
AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton recently issued an opinion on whether an appointing member city’s governing body may remove a director it has appointed to the North Texas Municipal Water District without cause during that director’s term.