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.
Members of a top Texas Senate health panel are unveiling proposals to bolster the state’s infectious disease response in the wake of the first U.S. case of Ebola diagnosed in Dallas last summer.
A Texas lawmaker is filing a bill intended to fix issues created by a 2011 law he authored that makes crime-scene DNA testing difficult for convicts.
George P. Bush’s new job has nothing to do with abortion or money for private schools. But after barely 30 days in office, he’s already headlined high-profile rallies on both issues.
After pledging in his campaign to fight for open carry of handguns in Texas, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick now said that it is not a State Senate priority and he does not have the votes to pass it.
The Texas Supreme Court agreed to hear the state’s multiyear school finance case, and set a timetable that ensures no decision until after the legislative session ends in June.
Gov. Rick Perry is delivering a farewell address to the Texas Legislature in Austin on Thursday, capping his 14-year term with a final tribute to his own accomplishments.
Without Gov. Rick Perry at the helm for the first time in 14 years, the Texas Legislature returned Tuesday under new Republican leadership that vows lower taxes and looser gun laws but is also confronting party infighting and plunging oil prices that threaten conservative promises.
The Texas Legislature is rumbling back with Republicans set to tackle tax cuts, gun rights, education and immigration, while watching collapsing oil prices that threaten the economy.