Abortion is again seizing the spotlight at the Texas Capitol — but largely only in small doses and mostly without the heated debate and emotion of last session.
Most abortions in Texas could not be covered by insurance purchased through the Affordable Care Act under a bill that has cleared the Republican-controlled Senate.
Cities and counties statewide could no longer prohibit hydraulic fracturing under a sweeping, oil and gas industry-backed bill that has cleared the Texas Legislature.
The House has preliminarily approved a $4.9 billion tax cut package featuring the first sales tax reduction in Texas history – setting the chamber up for a fight with the Senate over whose tax plan is best.
The Texas Senate has advanced a school voucher plan using taxpayer funds to help parents send their children to private and religious schools instead of public ones.
The bill is headed back to committee to correct an error.
With seven weeks left, the real wrangling in Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s first session now begins.
Democratic state lawmakers have used a technical objection to temporarily derail a high-profile push to overturn Texas’ post-Civil War ban on the open carry of handguns.
Texas would cut its sales tax rate for the first time in history under a House Republican plan that scraps homeowner tax relief sought by Gov. Greg Abbott.
The Republican-controlled Legislature began a push Monday to repeal Texas’ 14-year-old law that gives the children of some people living in the United States illegally in-state tuition at public universities.
Texas lawmakers are considering changing the state’s definition of who is considered an adult in the criminal justice system, and even some who disagree with parts of the proposals say the policy should be changed.
The budget plan bursts with big wins for Texas Republicans: more border security dollars, room for tax cuts and new jabs at abortion providers.