Texas House of Representatives
A bill filed in the Texas House would prohibit state elected officials from “double-dipping,” or officially retiring to collect their pensions while still drawing a salary.
Members of the Texas House of Representatives have seemingly had a hard time getting the states fiscal house in order, but during the last legislative session they did declare October 26 “Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day”.
The Texas House has voted against a budget bill that slashes $4 billion from public education, throwing the special session into disarray a day before its expected conclusion.
School districts will be able to pay public school teachers less and furlough them without pay beginning in 2012 under a bill passed by the House on Thursday.
With five full days remaining in the legislative session, the financial crisis in the classroom may be going from bad to worse.
The Texas House has sent to the governor legislation that would offer land owners tax breaks for water conservation. It’s an incentive plan little-seen nationwide that comes as many parts of the state are struggling through a punishing drought.
The Texas House passed hotly debated legislation Monday requiring voters to show photo identification before casting ballots, sending to Gov. Rick Perry’s desk a measure he declared an “emergency” item for the legislative session.
A ‘Romeo & Juliet’ bill, that would keep teenagers convicted of statutory rape from being put on the Sex Offender Registry, is waiting for Governor Perry’s signature.
The Texas House resolved not to compromise on cutting spending for family planning programs or to avoid tapping the Rainy Day Fund.
Hispanics would get more political power under a redistricting proposal approved Tuesday by a Texas House committee.
They’ve covered education and health care services for the poor, but the Texas House is ready to slog through every other state agency before voting on the next state budget.
AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM) – KRLD’s Austin Bureau chief Robert wood has a look at what’s making news around the capitol during the early days of the 82nd Legislature. Voter ID Bill Likely There appears to be […]