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Coalition Pushes Congress for COVID-19 Liability Relief

A coalition of 480 business organizations, including TCJL and many other Texas business and professional associations, has petitioned Congress for passage of the "SAFE TO WORK Act," which was introduced last week by Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas). A copy of the...

SBOT Takes Action in response to McDougal Controversy

In a special meeting held on July 27, the State Bar of Texas took the following actions in response to comments made by President Larry McDougal. According to an email sent by SBOT to its members earlier today, the board took the following actions after hearing...

Sarah Eckhardt Wins Special Election in SD 14

Former Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt has emerged from a six-candidate special election to win the Senate District 14 seat, vacated this spring by longtime Sen. Kirk Watson (D-Austin). Eckhardt resigned from her position as County Judge earlier this summer to...

SCOTX Amends Emergency Order to Conform to CARES Act

This the morning the Texas Supreme Court issued an order renewing amending its order dated May 14, 2020, regarding evictions. The Court ordered that landlords who file or have filed eviction proceedings between March 27 and August 24, 2020 must state in the...

Justice Paul Green to Step Down Next Month

The Texas Supreme Court's second-longest serving jurist, Justice Paul Green, will step down on August 15 after 15 years of distinguished service to the judiciary and people of Texas. On behalf of the League and its members, we wish to express our profoundest...

Comptroller Hegar Cuts Revenue Estimate by $11.5 Billion

When the Legislature convenes in January, it will have $11.5 billion less to work with than projected last October. According to Comptroller Glenn Hegar, as things now stand the state will have a $4.8 billion shortfall at the end of the current fiscal biennium....

SCOTX Rejects GOP State Convention Appeal

In a per curiam opinion issued this morning, the Texas Supreme Court dismissed the Republican Party of Texas' appeal of a Houston district court's refusal to order the operator of the George R. Brown Convention Center to allow the GOP State Convention to go...

Governor Extends State of Emergency

Governor Greg Abbott has extended the state of emergency caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Under Chapter 418, Government Code, the Governor has the authority to declare an emergency for up to a 30-day period and may extend the emergency for additional 30-day...

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