Bill To Help Police & Fire Pension Headed To Texas HouseA state House committee unanimously approved a bill designed to help the troubled Dallas Police & Fire Pension Fund. It now heads to the full House for a vote. But other funding options are still on the table.
Texas Bill Lets Officials Deny Gay Marriage LicensesThe Texas Senate has preliminarily approved a hotly debated bill allowing county judges and other officials to refuse to issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples because of personal religious objections.
Texas House OKs Online System To Track Sex OffensesThe Texas House has given preliminarily approval to a bill that would create a statewide electronic tracking system for forensic evidence that is collected in sex offense cases.
Texas Senate Names Chuck Norris Honorary TexanThe Texas Senate has named Chuck Norris an honorary Texan, especially fitting for the former star of "Walker, Texas Ranger." The actor and his wife appeared in the chamber on Tuesday.
Texas Legislature Works On Special Education OverhaulTexas lawmakers have started working on bills overhauling special education. A committee on Tuesday is discussing proposals prohibiting the state from capping the number of students eligible for special education instruction.
Texas Senate Approves Police Interaction BillThe Texas Senate has voted to require high schools to provide instruction on how to best interact with law enforcement in traffic stops and other situations. The bill now goes to the Texas House for consideration.
Texas Senate OKs Bill Banning Some Abortion CoverageThe Texas Senate has preliminarily approved a bill that would prohibit the coverage of abortion by some health insurance plans in Texas, despite similar efforts stalling previously.
Texas Teachers In Austin To Lobby LawmakersTeachers from across Texas spent the first day of their Spring Break lobbying lawmakers in Austin.
Texas 'Bathroom Bill' Faces Hurdles Ahead Of VoteAn architect of North Carolina's 'bathroom bill' is now trying to help Texas pass a similar law. But it faces significant political hurdles despite support from the state's top Republicans.
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."