Some Texas Legislators Criticize Use Of Emergency LeaveSome Texas legislators have criticized giving ex-state workers weeks or months of emergency leave in place of not-allowed severance pay or as settlements.
Parkland's Budget Crunch: The Pocketbook Cost Of Texas PoliticsDallas County’s healthcare safety net is now looking to make up a roughly $100 million budget shortfall—while some local leaders blame Texas politics for a stalemate that leaves both poor patients and taxpayers on the hook.
Tennessee Lawmakers Vote To Ban Religious IndoctrinationThe bill would require each school board to establish guidelines on how religion is taught in school and to make teaching plans available to the public.
Texas House OKs Plan To Let Some Students Bypass Test RulesTexas lawmakers could let thousands of Texas high school students graduate this year even if they fail some of the standardized tests normally required for a diploma.
Texas Lawmakers Propose Separate Bills To Legalize Medical MarijuanaCould medical marijuana soon be legal in Texas?
Texas Legislature Opens With More Ceremony Than SubstanceTexas' 140-day legislative session is underway, with both the state Senate and House gaveling in around noon.
New Bill On West Blast Would Delay New Rules The massive fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people last year is unlikely to meaningfully change regulatory or safety rules in Texas until at least 2016 under the latest bill offered Tuesday by lawmakers tasked with scrutinizing the blast.
Texas Drivers Could See Gas Tax Increases At Federal & State LevelsLawmakers both in Washington and Austin are considering possible gas tax increases to pay for much needed road improvements. Last week federal lawmakers unveiled a bipartisan plan to raise the federal gasoline tax by 12-cents.
Lawmakers: New Texas Curriculum May Be Too Complicated Some Texas lawmakers complained Wednesday that sweeping new high school curriculum and standardized testing rules were too complicated for even those who approved them to understand — much less students, parents or academic counselors.
Ruby Cole Session, Fierce Criminal Justice Reformer, DiesRuby Cole Session, who championed the cause of the wrongfully convicted in Texas after her son was sent to prison for a rape he didn't commit, has died. She was 77.
The Texas Giant Reopens Nearly 2 Months After TragedyIt was designed to provide a scare for fun, not scare someone to death. The Texas Giant roller coaster reopened at Six Flags in Arlington nearly two months after a woman was flung from it to her death.
New State Law Bans Tanning For Texas MinorsAmong the many new laws taking affect this month is one designed to prevent teens from getting skin cancer.