Democrats Again To Lead Just 2 Texas Senate CommitteesDemocrats will again head just two Texas Senate committees, the same number that the minority party ran last session in 2015.
Texas Lawmakers Try Again To Raise Minimum Smoking AgeThis may be the year that Texas lawmakers pass a measure raising the smoking age from 19 to 21 years old. State Sen. Carlos Uresti says this is the fourth or fifth time that he's tried to get the bill through.
Supporters, Opponents Differ Over Potential Impact Of 'Bathroom Bill'The proposed bathroom bill in Texas is causing some to worry that big events will be canceled in Dallas, just as they were in North Carolina.
Arlington State Representative Files Bill To Ban Abortions In TexasRepublican Rep. Tony Tinderholt's bill, HB 948, would make all abortions in Texas illegal, regardless of federal laws and regulations.
Texas Republican Says State May Have To Limit Tax CutsA downturn in the state's oil and gas industry may delay or limit tax cuts in the next two-year budget.
Lt. Governor Patrick Vows Tight Spending For Next State BudgetDuring a one-on-one interview at his Capitol office Monday, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick vowed the state will keep a tight lid on spending in the next budget.
Oil Slump Socks Texas Budget, Making Spending Cuts LikelyA prolonged oil slump is leaving Texas with a grim spending forecast, and one top Republican lawmaker says budget cuts are now certain.
New Texas Bathroom Bill May Spark North Carolina-Like UproarTop Texas Republicans are eager to bring a fight that sparked upheaval and business boycotts in North Carolina to the country's largest conservative state, unveiling Thursday a bill that would ban transgender people from using the bathroom of their choice.
Texas 'Bathroom Bill' Unveiled Ahead Of 2017 SessionLt. Gov. Dan Patrick, a top social conservative voice in the state, unveiled the proposed law Thursday at a news conference.
North Texas Lawmaker Proposes Ending Vehicle InspectionsA proposal by a Texas lawmaker could mean less money spent by just about every driver in the state. State Senator Don Huffines is pushing to ditch state inspections.
Flood Of Bills Proposed For Upcoming Session Of Texas Legislature Lawmakers have filed more than 500 bills on the first day to propose legislation before the Texas Legislature reconvenes in January.
Texas Lawmakers Pre-File Bevy Of Abortion Bills Ahead Of 2017 SessionLawmakers have pre-filed more than 500 bills on the first day to propose legislation before the Texas Legislature reconvenes in January.

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