Governor Abbott Gives First Clear Support For Texas 'Bathroom Bill'Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is giving his first clear support for a "bathroom bill" that supporters say is similar to North Carolina's recent compromise but opponents still reject as discriminatory.
Texas Insurance Commissioner David Mattax DiesTexas Insurance Commissioner David Mattax has died of cancer. Gov. Greg Abbott said that he was mourning "the loss of a friend, a colleague and a distinguished public servant."
Texas House Speaker Blasts Senate Budget's Accounting TrickThe Texas Senate's proposed $106.3 billion state budget is now set for a floor vote next week -- but it's already being blasted by the Republican head of the House.
Texas 'Bathroom Bill' Faces Hurdles Ahead Of VoteAn architect of North Carolina's 'bathroom bill' is now trying to help Texas pass a similar law. But it faces significant political hurdles despite support from the state's top Republicans.
Abbott Slams NFL Over 'Bathroom Bill' CriticismDuring a Thursday appearance, Gov. Greg Abbott slammed the NFL for criticizing a bill in the Texas Legislature that would prohibit transgender people from using the public restroom of their choice.
Texas Legislature Begins 'Convention Of States' DebateGov. Greg Abbott has long backed the idea of state lawmakers nationwide convening to impose a federal balanced budget amendment, term limits and other checks to thwart Washington "overreach."
Texas Senate Approves New UT System RegentsThe Texas Senate on Tuesday night confirmed Gov. Greg Abbott's three nominees for the University of Texas System Board of Regents by a 29-0 vote with two abstentions.
Texas Lawmakers Rush To Take Up 'Sanctuary Cities' BillThe Texas Senate has begun debating a proposed ban on "sanctuary cities," capitalizing on President Trump's call for a crackdown on illegal immigration to muscle the contested proposal toward passage in record time.
Abbott's Picks For UT Regents Headed To Full Texas SenateA state Senate committee has approved Gov. Greg Abbott's three nominees for the University of Texas System Board of Regents.
Read Abbott's Entire State Of The State AddressGov. Greg Abbott delivered his State of the State address on Tuesday in Austin. "I'm proud to report the State of Texas is exceptional," Abbott said before touching on several hot-button issues.
Central Texas Sheriff Slams Immigrant "Fear"Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez has come under fire from Gov. Greg Abbott over so-called "sanctuary cities" policies. Hernandez said that streets are safer when people can report crimes "without fear of deportation."
Texas Governor Says 'Sanctuary' Jail Will Cost Sheriff JobTexas Gov. Greg Abbott is escalating a standoff with Austin's sheriff over so-called "sanctuary cities" policies and now says he will seek new laws to remove her from office.