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.
Lawmakers Recommend $75M For Protecting Texas ChildrenSome Texas legislators have endorsed spending about $75 million for emergency salary increases and hiring more staff to protect at-risk Texas children.
Texas Women's Health Program Adds Abortion Opponent's GroupA revamped women's health program in Texas that ousted Planned Parenthood is giving a $1.6 million state contract to the nonprofit of an anti-abortion activist, who state officials said Wednesday submitted a "robust" proposal for helping low-income women in rural areas.
New Legal Hotline Available To Sexual Assault SurvivorsSome sexual assault survivors will now have free access to legal advice via a new statewide toll-free number.
Another Debate On The "Luxury" Tax On TamponsThere are currently 40 states, including Texas, that impose a tax on tampons and other menstrual products. It's billed either as a regular sales, gross receipts or luxury tax.
Texas Veterans Ask Governor To Support Legalizing MarijuanaSome Texas veterans dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are asking Governor Greg Abbott to support their effort to legalize medicinal marijuana.
Lieutenant Governor Wants Texas Lawmakers To Focus On Religious LibertyLieutenant Governor Dan Patrick wants the Texas Legislature to better protect religious liberty by examining whether local anti-discrimination ordinances violate state and federal law.
Oregon College Shooting Rekindles Texas Campus Carry DebateNorth Texas universities, such at UT–Arlington and UT–Dallas, are holding community meetings to discuss what locations on campus concealed carry should be prohibited.
Governor Presents Texas Medal Of Honor For Chris KyleGovernor Abbott presented the highest military decoration the State of Texas can award to a military member for 'American Sniper' Chief Petty Officer Chris Kyle.
State Officials: Gov. Abbott's Budget Vetoes May Be InvalidLine-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.