The House has preliminarily approved a $4.9 billion tax cut package featuring the first sales tax reduction in Texas history – setting the chamber up for a fight with the Senate over whose tax plan is best.
Vocal Loretta Lynch opponent Ted Cruz was the only senator to miss her confirmation vote.
Texas is closer to becoming the most populous state to allow licensed open carry of handguns after Republicans pushed through a key vote in the state House.
The Texas Senate has advanced a school voucher plan using taxpayer funds to help parents send their children to private and religious schools instead of public ones.
With seven weeks left, the real wrangling in Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s first session now begins.
Democratic state lawmakers have used a technical objection to temporarily derail a high-profile push to overturn Texas’ post-Civil War ban on the open carry of handguns.
Texas would cut its sales tax rate for the first time in history under a House Republican plan that scraps homeowner tax relief sought by Gov. Greg Abbott.
The Texas Senate has voted to move state public corruption investigations out of left-leaning Austin and into district attorneys’ offices in the home county of elected officials accused of wrongdoing.
U.S. Rep. Kay Granger, a Fort Worth Republican, has been recognized for her work to fight the illegal poaching of wild animals throughout the world – a dangerous practice that she says can fund terrorism.
The Republican-controlled Legislature began a push Monday to repeal Texas’ 14-year-old law that gives the children of some people living in the United States illegally in-state tuition at public universities.
A state contracting scandal that has cost top Texas health officials their jobs and dealt new Republican Gov. Greg Abbott an early test was enabled by a lack of ethics and accountability, a state audit concluded Thursday.
A proposal by TXDot to build managed toll lanes under Central Expressway (Hwy 75) is now set to go before Richardson city council, after going before the Plano city council last week.