The clock is ticking toward a vote in the Texas Senate on strict abortion regulations. But a historic filibuster in Austin could stand in the way.
A Texas House committee has approved new restrictions on abortions in the state, after cutting short an 11-hour hearing and denying hundreds of people the opportunity to testify against them.
There were fireworks at the special legislative session in Austin early Friday morning. Lawmakers were listening to testimony about a controversial bill on new abortion regulations. But things got a little bit out of control.
Texas lawmakers are scheduled to approve redistricting maps and a new sentence for juveniles who commit capital crimes as they face key deadlines in the special legislative session.
The Texas Senate returns to Austin for scheduled votes on new transportation funding and abortion restrictions.
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.