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Must-do for Congress: Raise debt limit, pass spending

Even members of his own party were quick to declare President Donald Trump’s budget plan dead on arrival in Congress last month. And in fact, lawmakers are facing a burst of overdue budget-related work this summer.

Highlights from in and around the world of Texas politics

As the Texas legislative session came to a close as of Monday’s final adjournment, lawmakers worked to resolve lingering issues. The following is a look at how the laws will affect education, voting, the justice system and air space.

Monday Night Politics presents candidates for the runoff election

Monday Night Politics: Meet the Candidates, presented by The Dallas Examiner, was held May 22 at the African American Museum in Fair Park for the June 10 runoff elections. Candidates seeking the seats for Dallas City Council District 7 and ...

Advocates oppose Trump’s budget

Advocates for minority communities say President Donald Trump’s proposed budget answers the question he famously posed to Black Americans during his campaign, “What the hell do you have to lose?”

Texas House revives previously stalled ‘lunch shaming’ ban

The Texas House has revived a much-watched bill to keep schools from stigmatizing children while trying to collect parents’ lunch debts.

Sessions sparks fear with push for harsh sentences

The nation’s federal prosecutors should bring the toughest charges possible against most crime suspects, Attorney General Jeff Sessions instructed in a move that critics assailed as a return to failed drug-war policies that unduly affected minorities and filled prisons with ...

Trump says Civil War could have been avoided

The U.S. president recently attempted to tackle a historical question about America’s Civil War.

A tough road ahead: Trump heads into most challenging week

President Donald Trump is heading into one of the most challenging weeks of his presidency, juggling a renewed health care push and a looming budget deadline. It’s all complicated by a potential showdown with Democrats over paying for a border ...

Court finds intentional voter discrimination, Voter education bill still pending

A Republican-drawn map setting the boundaries of Texas’ statehouse districts violates the U.S. Constitution by intentionally discriminating against minority voters, a federal court found April 20 – the third such ruling against the state’s voting laws in roughly a month.

Monday Night Politics comes to an end

Monday Night Politics: Meet the Candidates presented by The Dallas Examiner held its final forum before the May 6 general election April 3 at the African American Museum in Fair Park for candidates seeking Dallas City Council District 5 as ...

Monday Night Politics features candidates for Dallas City Council District 1, 5 and Dallas ISD Board of Trustees District 6

Monday Night Politics: Meet the Candidates, the third forum presented by The Dallas Examiner featuring several candidates running in the May 6 general election, was held at the African American Museum in Fair Park, March 27. Invited guests speakers were ...

Monday Night Politics: Forum features Dallas City Council District 4, 8

Monday Night Politics: Meet the Candidates, presented by The Dallas Examiner March 20, was the second forum held featuring several candidates running in the May 6 general election at the African American Museum in Fair Park. Invited guests included candidates ...

Johnson files Help Not Jail for Prostitution Bill

Texas filed approximately 3,500 prostitution cases during the last fiscal year, 90 percent of which were women. The cost for housing those convicted exceeded the funding issued for prostitution diversion programs. In fact, diversion programs could result in a savings ...

Black lawmakers say they had candid talk with Trump

Black lawmakers emerged from a meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House last Wednesday saying the president was at least willing to listen to their concerns that his policies and positions could hurt their African American constituents.

Monday Night Politics: Forum features Dallas City Council District 3, 7

Monday Night Politics: Meet the Candidates, presented March 6 by The Dallas Examiner, featured several candidates running in the May 6 general election. Held at the African American Museum in Fair Park, it began with candidates contending for the Dallas ...

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