Texas Spending Bill Passes Senate Amid Budget WoesTexas is still belt-tightening in the wake of sagging energy prices. Budget observers put the state short as much as $6 billion to meet the current level of state services over the next two fiscal years.
Speaker Straus: 'No I Won't' Block Texas Bathroom BillTexas House Speaker Joe Straus says while he opposes the senate's so-called 'Bathroom Bill,' he won't keep it from getting a full vote in the house.
Bill Cutting Gun License Fees Advances In Texas LegislatureA bill reducing fees for gun licenses statewide is heading to the full Texas Senate.
New Anti-Abortion Proposals Get Early OK In Texas SenateThe measures given preliminary approval Wednesday are two of the most prominent anti-abortion bills in Texas this year.
Texas House Approves Texting While Driving Ban... AgainThe Texas House is once again pushing for a statewide ban on texting while driving after efforts in previous years either fizzled out or were vetoed.
'Bathroom Bill' Clears Texas Senate But Faces HurdlesRepublican House Speaker Joe Straus has publicly and repeatedly denounced the proposal as bad for business.
Military-Like Protective Vests Proposed For Texas OfficersA newly-proposed bill aimed at protecting police is beginning to gain traction at the State Capitol.
Texas Senate Approves 'Bathroom Bill'Senators tentatively approved it in a 21-10 vote on Tuesday on a first reading. A final vote happens Wednesday before it is sent to the House.
Texas Teachers Rally Against School Choice BillHundreds of teachers from North Texas traveled to the State Capitol Monday to rally against state-funded education savings accounts.
Texas Lawmakers Push 'Fetal Remains' Bill Despite Court CaseLawmakers in the Texas House have started debating a bill mandating burial or cremation of fetal remains from abortions and miscarriages, even though a federal judge already blocked a state rule requiring the same thing.
Texas Legislature Mulls Bill Again Banning Guns At Psychiatric HospitalA bill that would again allow state psychiatric hospitals to ban handguns on their premises has begun making its way through the Texas Legislature.
Texas House Unveils Sweeping School Finance OverhaulTop House leaders have unveiled a bipartisan bill pumping $1.6 billion extra into Texas classrooms as part of an ambitious plan overhauling how Texas pays for public education.

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