The Texas House of Representatives is back in Austin to work on redistricting after holding hearings across the state.
Officials are set to again brief members of a key Texas House committee on their ongoing investigation into the fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people in the town of West.
The Texas Senate is scheduled to vote on the state’s political maps and a new sentence for 17-year-olds convicted of capital murder.
Gov. Rick Perry is to sign a law mandating drug testing for some unemployment benefits recipients. The governor is holding a special signing ceremony Friday at the Capitol.
Governor Rick Perry said Thursday that he will not be adding any more items to the special legislative session currently underway in Austin, disappointing lawmakers who wanted more on the agenda.
Christmas may be more than six months away, but it’s already on the mind of Gov. Rick Perry, who plans to sign a bill removing legal risks of saying “Merry Christmas” in public schools.
Texas senators are meeting to consider placing more restrictions on when, where and how women can get abortions.
Texas lawmakers are considering diverting nearly $1 billion a year from the state’s cash reserves into a fund dedicated to building and maintaining roads.
Texas lawmakers are pondering how to solve the state’s billion-dollar problem of paying for roads and other transportation projects.
Texas lawmakers are expected to consider alternatives to the state’s political districts and hear additional testimony on the highly-partisan issue.
Gov. Rick Perry has added funding for transportation to the special session. Perry said that the state’s growing economy and population made additional spending on roads necessary.
Texas lawmakers are inviting the public to weigh-in on the state’s political districts at hearings in both Dallas and Austin. The hearings are scheduled for Thursday.