A Texas House committee is scheduled to hear about how the state can improve care for the elderly and keep them in their communities.
School districts are now tackling their budgets for next year, and debate over public funding for public schools will likely escalate later this month.
The Texas Legislature may not return to work for another 11 months, but that hasn’t kept the state’s leadership from signaling what they think will be the big issues next year.
A Texas House committee is meeting to scrutinize how state DNA testing is performed and consider certifying additional DNA testing centers.
Texas lawmakers gave their initial backing Monday to legislation that would criminalize intentional, inappropriate touching during airport security pat-downs, but it was so watered down it provoked angry outbursts from conservative activists, who decried it as toothless.
Despite needing to pass important bills during the Special Legislative Session, dozens of state lawmakers decided to start their weekend early.
Negotiators reached an agreement on a two-year $80.6 billion Texas state budget that makes billions in cuts and will likely result in massive state layoffs, legislative leaders announced Friday.
State officials are considering levying a $100 surcharge on some new vehicles that fall short of federal fuel efficiency standards.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is using bodyguards on an as-needed basis after he says “credible threats” were documented in December.
On Monday, the day before state lawmakers are sworn in for the 82nd Legislative Session, Comptroller Susan Combs announced Texas faces a $15 billion budget shortfall.
Republican Rep. Beverley Woolley has heard the threats and seen the television ads warning her that supporting Joe Straus for speaker of the Texas House could cost her re-election.
Texas House Speaker Joe Straus and two challengers are criticizing use of religion as unacceptable personal attacks on him.
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