Debate over the $210 billion spending plan was on track to stretch past midnight before its expected passage by the GOP-controlled Texas House.
Texas would cut $3 million from programs to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases and spend that money instead on abstinence education under a contentious Republican-sponsored measure.
The Texas House on Tuesday is expected to approve a budget that would drastically increase border security spending and put an extra $800 million into public schools.
A statewide ban on texting while driving gained preliminary approval in the Texas House on Wednesday, advancing a plan that four years ago fell victim to a gubernatorial veto.
A Texas Senate education panel is considering a sweeping but divisive voucher plan that would let families get state funding to send their children to private and religious schools.
A contentious debate is expected as a Texas House committee hears a bill barring state and local employees from licensing or recognizing same-sex marriages — even if the U.S. Supreme Court authorizes them.
The Texas Senate gave preliminary approval Monday to a measure that would make the Lone Star State the largest in the country to allow licensed open carry of handguns.
State senators are renewing discussion on an immigration bill banning so-called “sanctuary cities,” an issue that has roiled the Texas Legislature in past sessions.
A legislator from Dallas has scrapped his proposal preventing the government from burdening a person’s free exercise of religion after opposition from Texas businesses.
State Sen. Donna Campbell wants to ensure that history never repeats itself. Only this time it’s the United Nations — not Santa Anna’s army — that she worries may pose a threat.
Gov. Greg Abbott is expected to tell lawmakers that border security, roads and education are the biggest issues facing Texans during in his first State of the State address.
Texas is proud of its part time State Legislature. But the 140-day session doesn’t even rank in the top 10 for least legislative days worked over two-year periods.