Court Upholds Texas' Voter ID LawThe 2-1 decision Friday by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans is a victory for Republican lawmakers.
State Legislatures Lack Public Records Of Misconduct ClaimsOver the past 15 months, state lawmakers in Texas and across the nation have been forced from office, removed from leadership roles, reprimanded or publicly accused of sexual misconduct.
South Carolina Lawmakers Propose Bill To Ban Saggy Pants In PublicA bi-partisan effort is looking to fine anyone wearing sagging pants in public.
GOP Lawmakers Put Medical Skills To Work After Train CrashRepublican members of Congress with medical experience put their skills to work after a train carrying dozens of them crashed into a garbage truck in rural Virginia.
Texas Lawmakers To Honor Tony RomoState lawmakers will recognize Romo for his career with the Cowboys and celebrate his retirement from the gridiron.
Officials From Texas And Mexico Urge State To Defend NAFTAOfficials from Texas and Mexico are urging the state's lawmakers to defend the North American Free Trade Agreement against Donald Trump's administration, which has been wary of it.
Rule On Guns And Mentally Ill People Faces A GOP RollbackIn a sign of the new climate taking hold on gun issues under a Trump administration with a Republican-led Congress, a rule to keep guns out of the hands of certain mentally disabled people is on its way to being scrapped.
Texas Lawmakers Look To Help Troubled Child Welfare SystemTexas lawmakers agree on the need to improve the state's beleaguered child welfare system, but how to do it and to pay for it during a tight budget year are still very much up in the air.
Texas Lawmakers Pre-File Bevy Of Abortion Bills Ahead Of 2017 SessionLawmakers have pre-filed more than 500 bills on the first day to propose legislation before the Texas Legislature reconvenes in January.
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.