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.
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.