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Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Jun. 15, 2021 07:09 AM EDT

Kansas City Star. June 12, 2021. Editorial: Parson’s signature on gun bill violates US Constitution, makes Missourians less safe Missouri’s dangerous dance with anti-constitutionalism continued unabated Saturday, when Gov. Mike Parson signed the...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jun. 14, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

San Antonio Express-News. June 9, 2021. Editorial: Only authentic artifacts to remember the Alamo Immortalized by a battle, the Alamo is destined to always be a site of contention. Sitting on the eastern edge of downtown San Antonio, the 18th-century...

Governor: Texas building new border barrier; no details yet

Jun. 11, 2021 18:01 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has offered no details on his plans to construct new barriers along the border with Mexico while also launching an aggressive campaign to arrest migrants — moves that set up another clash with the Biden administration over...

AP Exclusive: State bar investigating Texas attorney general

Jun. 09, 2021 21:37 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Texas bar association is investigating whether state Attorney General Ken Paxton's failed efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election based on bogus claims of fraud amounted to professional misconduct. The State Bar of Texas initially declined...

Texas governor says power grid fixed; experts cite problems

Jun. 08, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Despite experts who say Texas' power grid remains vulnerable, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott declared Tuesday that new reforms “fix all of the flaws” that caused February's deadly winter blackout that left more than 4 million people without power in subfreezing...

US threatens legal action against Texas on shelter closures

Jun. 07, 2021 20:12 PM EDT

The Biden administration threatened Monday to pursue legal action if Texas Gov. Greg Abbott doesn't rescind his order shutting down federally funded shelters that house migrant children who cross the U.S.-Mexico border without their parents. In a letter obtained by The...

Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman stepping down

Jun. 07, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman announced Monday she is stepping down after more than a decade on the state's highest court. The Republican on Monday told Gov. Greg Abbott that she will leave the bench effective Friday. She was Texas' first...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jun. 07, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

Houston Chronicle. June 3, 2021. Editorial: Failure to lead - the 2021 Texas Legislature in a nutshell If there were any legislative session when Texas lawmakers eschewed politics for serious policy, when class clowns got serious about life-or-death...

Texas GOP's Allen West resigns after combative run as chair

Jun. 04, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas GOP Chairman Allen West said Friday he is stepping down after a short but combative run of using the job to antagonize top Republicans in America's biggest red state, including protesting outside Gov. Greg Abbott's mansion. The decision...

George P. Bush running for attorney general in Texas

Jun. 02, 2021 21:54 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — George P. Bush on Wednesday launched his next political move: a run for Texas attorney general in 2022 that puts the scion of a Republican dynasty against a GOP incumbent shadowed by securities fraud charges and an FBI investigation. Bush, who has...