Texas House Passes 'Sanctuary City' Ban With Tough Jail PenaltyThe bill would allow Texas to withhold funding from county and local governments for acting as sanctuary cities — even as the Trump administration's efforts to do so nationally have hit roadblocks.
Texas House Passes Bill To Raise Legal Age To Be Tried As Adult To 18A bill to raise the legal age to be tried as an adult to 18 has passes in the Texas House. Texas is only one of 6 states that still holds 17-year-olds criminally responsible as adults.
House OKs Major School Finance Fix; Senate's Plans UncertainThe Texas House late Wednesday night approved a sweeping, bipartisan school finance plan that pumps an extra $1.6 billion into classrooms and begins overhauling the troubled way the state pays for public education.
Major Texas School Finance Fix Set To Clear State HouseThe Texas House is debating a bipartisan, $1.6 billion bill to begin overhauling the state's troubled school finance system.
"Bathroom Bill" Subject Of Texas House Committee MeetingDiscussions are again ramping up in Austin over House Bill 2899 or the proposal referred to as the “bathroom bill.”
Governor Abbott Gives First Clear Support For Texas 'Bathroom Bill'Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is giving his first clear support for a "bathroom bill" that supporters say is similar to North Carolina's recent compromise but opponents still reject as discriminatory.
Will Voucher Defeat Hurt Texas School Finance Fix?The Texas House all but buried school vouchers. Could the Senate do the same with the school finance fix?
Texas Senate Passes 2 Campus Sexual Assault Reporting BillsThe Texas Senate has approved bills exempting victims and witnesses of sexual assaults from being punished under university code of conduct rules and making it easier to report such assaults anonymously and online.
Texas House Defies Senate, Decries VouchersDuring last week's marathon state budget debate, the House voted 103-44 to prohibit using taxpayer funding for private schools, expressly forbidding vouchers.
Texas House Wants To Use Environmental Funds For Abortion ‘Alternatives'The Texas House has voted to take $20 million from the state's environmental agency and funnel it toward an "Alternative to Abortion" program that counsels low-income, pregnant women.
Repeal Of Texas' In-State Tuition For Immigrants Law FailsA House proposal to tack onto the state budget a repeal of a law offering in-state tuition at Texas public universities to some high school graduates who came to the U.S. illegally has failed on a technicality.
Final Texas House Vote On Bill To Crowdfund Rape Kit TestingMembers of the Texas House could give final approval today to a measure that would help fund more testing of evidence in sexual assault cases. For years there has been a massive backlog in getting rape kits tested in cities across the state.