Dallas State Rep. Files Hot Car BillThe bill is aimed at making it so good Samaritans don't face criminal charges and are not held liable for breaking into a vehicle to save a child or an animal in danger.
Supreme Court Ruling On Texas Redistricting Cheers DemocratsThe U.S. Supreme Court handed Texas a victory Monday, upholding the state's system of drawing legislative voting districts based on everyone who lives there — not just registered voters.
Texas Police Groups Oppose Part Of Open Carry BillPolice groups were angered when the Senate added a provision barring officers from asking someone carrying a handgun if they're licensed to carry.
On-Tap at Texas Legislature: State Of The State; RunoffsOne month into the 2015 legislative session, it's been nearly all guns, all the time.
Texas Comptroller: Plunging Oil Prices 'Dampened' Budget OutlookThe first legislative session under Republican Gov.-elect Greg Abbott will begin with lawmakers having a so-called budget surplus of $7.5 billion.
Could Texas Win Block Medicaid Grant From Feds?The White House's signature health care law is loathed by Texas' political leadership, and the idea of expanding Medicaid likely remains a non-starter when the Legislature reconvenes this month.
Texas Lawmakers Set $94.3 Billion Budget CapTexas lawmakers have capped key parts of the next state budget at nearly $94.3 billion, up almost $10 billion from the current 2-year spending cycle.
Open Carry Demonstrators Take On KellerAnother round today in the debate over the current state law on open carrying was taken to North Richland Hills.
Redistricting Case Could Delay Texas PrimariesPoliticians across the state are announcing their candidacies and hiring campaign workers, but the ongoing battle over redistricting could again delay the March primaries and make life difficult for incumbents.
Road Debate Will Start Third Special SessionGov. Rick Perry has called the Legislature back for a third special session to approve more money for roads, but the main sticking point centers on what is the most conservative way to fund them without raising taxes.
Texas Abortion Bill Dies In SenateTexas Sen. Wendy Davis of Fort Worth spent nearly 11 hours trying to filibuster a controversial abortion bill. When Republicans ended the filibuster before the midnight deadline, the raucous crowd took over, ultimately causing the bill to die in the senate.
Governor Considers Special Session On Highway FundingGovernor Perry and state lawmakers are considering using a special session to deal with the issue of funding new road construction in Texas.