Gov. Abbott Breathes New Life Into Texas Bathroom BillGovernor Greg Abbott promised to cooperate with state lawmakers to "get a bill to my desk that I will sign into law."
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.
Texas House OKs Statewide Ride Hailing Rules, Defying AustinThe Texas House has voted to create statewide regulations for ride-hailing companies, potentially voiding a local Austin ordinance that caused Uber and Lyft to stop operating in the state capital.
Governor Abbott Gives First Clear Support For 'Bathroom Bill'Gov. Greg Abbott for the first time Tuesday endorsed a "bathroom bill" and breathed new life into North Carolina-style efforts that businesses and LGBT rights groups hoped had stalled with time running out to sign into law.
Tough Texas 'Sanctuary Cities' Bill Moves Closer To ApprovalA tough Texas bill cracking down on local police who refuse to help enforce federal immigration law has cleared a key legislative hurdle toward becoming law.
Tough Texas 'Sanctuary Cities' Bill Moves Closer To ApprovalA tough Texas anti-"sanctuary cities" bill that threatens to throw county sheriffs and small-town constables in jail if they refuse to help enforce federal immigration law looks to be on the fast-track toward passage in the state's Republican-controlled Legislature.
Bill Legalizing Daily Fantasy Sports In Texas Heads To HouseA bill exempting paid online fantasy sports sites from Texas anti-gambling laws is headed to the full Texas House.
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.
Retired DPD Chiefs Send Lawmakers Warning About Pension Crisis, CrimeMore than 30 former Dallas Police chiefs have signed a letter, urging every state lawmaker to approve a bill that will save the Police and Fire Pension Fund from going broke within ten years.
Texas Spending Big On Border SecurityAs a budget shortfall in Texas threatens cuts to colleges and Medicaid, a costly border security operation is proving largely untouchable.
Texas Senate Approves Tuition Freeze For Performance StandardsThe Texas Senate has endorsed freezing tuition rates at public universities for two years and making schools meet performance benchmarks before raising them again.
Lawmaker, Mayor Disagree On Solutions To Dallas Police-Fire PensionOn Monday afternoon, retired officers and firefighters attended a hearing before the House Pension Committee, the first legislative body that will consider a bill aimed at getting the fund back on its financial feet.