Line-items vetoes made by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott are being questioned by state budget officials, who said Tuesday that the new Republican governor appeared to cut spending in ways that are beyond his constitutional power.
The Texas Supreme Court has set a September 1 date to hear the massive school finance case that has entangled the Legislature and hundreds of school districts for several years.
The right-leaning Texas Legislature is struggling to deliver on promises, saying they’re being torn in multiple directions while trying to represent a Tea Party-fueled base. From libertarians to “rock-ribbed Republicans,” there is a fracture over countless agendas.
This small medical marijuana opening has entrepreneurs lining for a shot at a state license to produce cannabis. Seminar in Arlington is days away.
Texas lawmakers voted Friday to dismantle the state’s high school steroids testing program after eight years.
Texas state law will mandate keeping the identity of Texas’ lethal drug suppliers confidential from the public – and even death row inmates and their attorneys.
The Texas Legislature is reimbursing a North Texas county for costs incurred during the trial of a man who killed “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle and his friend.
A contentious bill allowing concealed handguns on college campuses in Texas will likely let schools carve out large gun-free zones, as state lawmakers negotiate final language before Monday’s deadline.
The Texas Legislature Saturday approved a bill that would forbid state or local government agencies from posting “no guns” signage. Official entities would be fined if they post signs that might intimidate gun license-holders who are within their rights to carry weapons.
The city of Denton, whose fracking ban prompted lawmakers to limit such local power, says a driller has revealed plans to resume fracking gas wells in the city.
A newly struck budget deal is giving new Republican Gov. Greg Abbott the tax cuts he demanded but remains blemished by skepticism that Texas homeowners will notice any savings.
E-cigarettes would be off-limits for Texas minors to purchase under a proposal that has cleared both chambers of the Texas Legislature.