Texas House of Representatives
The Texas House has approved and sent to the Senate a bill reducing standardized testing for elementary and middle school students.
Gov. Rick Perry says he won’t sign a new state budget that does not include a tax cut. The governor has proposed a $1.6 billion tax cut after the Texas economy bounced back from recession.
An $875 million spending bill that includes $500 million extra for public schools heads for a major vote in the Texas Legislature.
The Texas House cast a shocking vote on Tuesday to dismantle the state lottery — only to reverse itself after a few frantic hours.
Texas now appears ready to step back from the strenuous accountability policies it has long been a national leader in championing.
Chris Heisler, who founded the U.S. Honor Flag Association, is responding to a story in the Dallas Morning News that questions the origin of the famous Honor Flag.
Earlier this week the Texas House pushed through a plan that would eliminate all but five of the required end of course exams required to graduate. Currently students must pass 15 to get their high school diploma.
A North Texas representative has filed a bill to make all businesses in the state smoke-free. Denton Republican Myra Crownover says House Bill 400 is targeted to protect employees from second-hand smoke.
In the age of online dating a state bill, co-authored by a representative from North Texas, will probably be of special interest to women and men entering into a new relationship. Texas House Bill 21 proposes creating a Domestic Violence Registry.
The Texas House has unanimously passed a resolution honoring slain former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, saying he “was clearly dedicated to the idea of putting others first.”
President Obama’s former advisor says it was probably a mistake that the Commander in Chief’s immigration plan was made public. Regardless, Democratic state Representative Rafael Anchia (Dallas District 103) says it’s time for immigration reform.
Ryan Guillen filed a bill Monday that would require the University of Texas and Texas A&M University to compete annually in football, which would renew a rivalry that dates to 1894.