Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst said that he is taking State House leaders at their word, and that delicate pieces of a complicated Texas budget deal will be passed on Wednesday.
Concealed handgun license holders in Texas would be allowed to carry a revolver or semi-automatic pistol, regardless of what they trained with on the shooting range under a bill advancing in the Texas Legislature.
An online registry of convicted sex offenders in Texas would no longer include employer information under a bill inching closer to Gov. Rick Perry’s desk.
A bill that would have dramatically changed the rules for a radioactive waste dump died in the Legislature because of a parliamentary error.
The Texas House is considering a proposal that would create special districts operated by turnaround experts to improve struggling schools.
A day of escalating tensions over Texas budget talks ended late Thursday with the House and Senate on the apparent brink of a deal that would restore funding to schools.
Criminal suspects suffering from mental illness could stay in jail until they are competent to stand trial under a proposal in the Texas Legislature.
Texans applying for a marriage license would have to present photo ID under a bill being advanced in the State Legislature. The bill passed the State Senate on Tuesday.
A major tax bill headed for the Texas House floor could create a major showdown over legislation pivotal to Gov. Rick Perry’s demand for tax relief.
Gov. Rick Perry says the Texas Legislature must pass tax relief, and Texas House Republicans are ready to try.
The deadly explosion in West is the focus of a special hearing at the Texas Legislature. Lawmakers are expected to press investigators and regulators for answers about the blast.
A Texas House education panel plans to take up — and could approve — a key proposal to expand the number of charter schools allowed to operate in Texas.
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