For the last few weeks, we’ve been asking what you wanted to know about the Texas Legislature: how it works, why it works the way it does and what you want lawmakers to do. And you didn’t disappoint! We received questions from all corners of Texas.

Now it’s your change to vote for your favorite. Which query should Texas public radio reporters tackle?

It’s all part of a project we’re calling “Texas Decides.” We want to shine some light on the often confusing inner workings of the Texas Capitol.

We’ve teamed up with public radio stations across Texas – KUT in Austin, Texas Public Radio in San Antonio, Houston Public Media, KERA in Dallas and Marfa Public Radio – to collect and answer your questions about the Texas Legislature over the next few months.

We want your voice to be heard as we cover the state Capitol, so vote for your favorite question or send in one of your own! What are you wondering? Let us know by filling out the form below. Just use the form below.

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  • Andrea Greer February 3, 2017 at 11:53 am

    You have to be physically present at the capitol in order to testify before a committee and in order to sign in as supporting or opposing a bill, even if you are not testifying. This limits dramatically how many citizens can have their voices heard in the legislative process, as almost no one can drop everything and go to Austin on relatively short notice for hearings that might have a delayed or extended schedule. I’ve driven from Houston straight to the capitol, walked in, registered on the little machine outside the hearing room, grabbed an iced tea from the cafeteria, and driven back to Houston. More than once. It is ridiculous. I’d like to see the ability to at least register for a unique user account (so n one can game the system) so that I could at least register a “for” or “against” a bill remotely. Folks love to whine about people not being interested in or involved in politics, but the way it is set up, you’ve got to live in or near Austin and be pretty well-off or retired to be able to participate.

    • Muhammad Ahmad February 13, 2017 at 2:45 pm

      I did not know that – Thank you for sharing. This is insane!

  • John Zeigler February 3, 2017 at 11:02 am

    All the money churches receive in offerings has been taxed. Are people now advocating a tax on freedom of speech?

  • Carlita Kosty January 29, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    I have been expecting some coverage of the voter fraud scandal in Nueces County. Local news alleges hundreds of questionable ballots from nursing home residents.
    Is this a statewide problem? Do we know who the questionable ballots voted for?