May 1, 2023
The week ahead will give us our best - and maybe our last - chance to advance good legislation.
April 27, 2023
In recent weeks, there has been a concerted effort by big polluting industries to persuade state legislators, particularly Democrats, to sign on as co-author to House Bill 5 (HB 5) or to otherwise vote in favor of it when it reaches the floor. Don't...
April 21, 2023
Since there was no update last week, we’ve got two weeks to catch you up on. Let’s dive right in!
April 13, 2023
Sen. Sarah Eckhardt's bill to increase the state's goals for energy efficiency (which haven't been touched in 12 years) received a hearing in the Senate Business & Commerce Committee. Instant reaction and call to action!
April 7, 2023
We are in the thick of it. With roughly only 55 days left in the legislative session, the action is fast and furious. A month and a half left for bills to get voted on move through one chamber and on the other.
April 1, 2023
Pressure is mounting at the Texas Capitol. Several bad bills are getting attention, as expected.
March 24, 2023
I was at the Texas Capitol this week with Sierra Club’s lobby team and, my oh my, the hearing schedule is relentless! We’re pretty much at the midway point of our state legislative session, and I’ve seen first hand how visible the wealthy corporate...
March 22, 2023
There will be a total of nine bills and one Senate Joint Resolution heard on Thursday, March 23, at the Business and Commerce Committee meeting. The Sierra Club will be commenting on several of the bills then and/or providing written testimony. Here...
March 21, 2023
Last week was a city bashing week at the legislature.
March 11, 2023
Yesterday was the last day that Senators and Representatives can file their bills in the Texas Legislature. All told, over 5,300 House bills, plus several hundred resolutions, and some 2,600 Senate bills, and several hundred resolutions have been...