Texas is one of the few states with ban on the open carry of handguns that could change in 2015, with push for expanded gun rights.
The federal government has denied Texas in the state’s application for up to $120 million in grants that would have helped to pay for pre-kindergarten programs.
Four more states have joined a Texas-led coalition suing the Obama administration over executive action on immigration.
Gov.-elect Greg Abbott says his administration’s top priorities will be bolstering early education, securing the Texas-Mexico border, cutting taxes and pumping $4 billion annually into a traffic-clogged state road network.
Texas is leading a 17-state coalition in suing over the Obama administration’s recently announced executive actions on immigration.
Gov.-elect Greg Abbott appears poised to keep his promise and sue the Obama administration over executive actions on immigration — the 31st time he’s filed suit against the federal government since 2009.
Texas Gov.-elect Greg Abbott is pledging to challenge President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration in court.
Republican Gov.-elect Greg Abbott has chosen a new Texas secretary of state in his first nomination since his landslide victory last week.
Drug testing for welfare recipients and another crack at a statewide texting-while-driving ban are among bills lawmakers are filing ahead of the first legislative session under Gov.-elect Greg Abbott.
Governor-elect Greg Abbott is set to reveal his plans on Tuesday for the transition into his new job. The Republican attorney general officially takes office on January 20.
Exit polls show that Wendy Davis fared no better with women than her male Democratic predecessor in 2010, despite her widespread recognition and aggressive campaign.
At a news conference on Wednesday, Greg Abbott said that he’s done celebrating. “It is time to put the election behind us and to begin a process of going to work,” he said.