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.
The Texas House plans to begin hearings on adopting new political maps, with Republicans wanting to ratify those drawn by a federal court.
The Texas Senate is holding the first hearing to adopt new election maps. A committee will meet Thursday to hear testimony on adopting redistricting maps drawn by a federal court.
A three-judge panel in San Antonio on Wednesday will hear arguments from state attorneys and minority rights groups for the first time since the November elections.
Fresh off of calling lawmakers back to work for a special session, Gov. Rick Perry is holding a ceremony to celebrate a bill that they passed during the regular session.
The Texas Legislature is done lawmaking with a scorecard of big-agenda victories, but it might not be big enough for Gov. Rick Perry.