Government & Public Policy

News about politics and government.

Ryan E. Poppe

In less than 3 weeks, voters living in Senate District 19 will choose a new state senator to follow Carlos Uresti, who resigned following his 11 count federal conviction on charges, ranging from fraud to money laundering.


Ryan E. Poppe

The start of 2019 legislative session is just around the corner, and state agencies are developing their two-year budgets. But during the planning process, those agencies also have to figure out how they might cut their budgets.


From Texas Standard.

“Young people get arrested for two reasons: they do not know what the law is, and they do not stop to think about the consequences of their actions.”

That bit of wisdom comes from the back cover of a book called “What Every Teen Should Know About Texas Law.” Originally written in the early 1990s by the late L. Jean Wallace, an attorney in Lubbock, the book was recently updated by a new author.

Carlos Uresti Announces Resignation From Texas Senate

Jun 18, 2018
State Sen. Carlos Uresti, D-San Antonio, along with his wife Lleana, leaves the federal courthouse in San Antonio after being convicted on 11 charges on Thursday morning, Feb 22, 2018
Robin Jerstad / Texas Tribune

Finally heeding calls from his colleagues on both sides of the aisle, state Sen. Carlos Uresti announced his resignation Monday, four months after he was found guilty of 11 felonies. 

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

State Sen. Carlos Uresti, D-San Antonio, has announced he is stepping down from office. The senator sent letters to Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Gov. Greg Abbott announcing his resignation.  

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