Judge Denies Request To Delay Texas Voter ID LawsuitA long-running lawsuit over the contentious voter ID law will move forward in federal court. A judge on Friday denied a request from the U.S. Justice Department and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to delay the case.
Abbott Slams NFL Over 'Bathroom Bill' CriticismDuring a Thursday appearance, Gov. Greg Abbott slammed the NFL for criticizing a bill in the Texas Legislature that would prohibit transgender people from using the public restroom of their choice.
Texas Legislature Begins 'Convention Of States' DebateGov. Greg Abbott has long backed the idea of state lawmakers nationwide convening to impose a federal balanced budget amendment, term limits and other checks to thwart Washington "overreach."
Texas Senate Approves New UT System RegentsThe Texas Senate on Tuesday night confirmed Gov. Greg Abbott's three nominees for the University of Texas System Board of Regents by a 29-0 vote with two abstentions.
Texas Railroad Commission Requests Nearly $45 MillionThe Texas Railroad Commission is requesting nearly $45 million from the State Legislature to hire more inspectors, upgrade its technology and reduce its inspections backlog.
Texas Senate Approves Tougher Ethics RulesThe Texas Senate has unanimously approved a bill aimed at curbing conflicts of interest with elected officials, and adding new punishments for those who are convicted of crimes.
State Senate Panel OKs So-Called Sanctuary Cities BillA Texas Senate panel on Friday approved a so-called sanctuary cities bill that would withhold state money from local jurisdictions that don't hand over immigrants already in custody for possible deportation.
Parents Urge Lawmakers To Support Charter SchoolsSome parents in North Texas are pushing the State Legislature to give more support to charter schools in the DFW area. Across the state, more than 140,000 students are on waiting lists to attend charter schools.
Texas Legislature Opening With More Pomp Than PolicyLawmakers meet every other year. Tuesday marks the first time that they've convened since June 2015. Opening day is reserved for pomp and circumstance, as lawmakers take oaths and pose for family pictures.
Texas Lawmakers Propose Anti-Cyber Bullying 'David's Law'The proposed new law would be named after a boy who was tormented by cyber bullies so much, he killed himself.
Key Issues Facing Texas Lawmakers In 2017Austin and Washington should be far more simpatico under President Trump than the White House's current occupant, but there's still room for potential policy clashes when the Texas Legislature heads back to work.
GOP Maintains Influence Over Most Legislatures, State PolicyDemocrats' hopes to gain majorities in several state legislatures have fallen apart as Republicans across the country were helped by Donald Trump's win in the presidential race.

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