Hundreds of people are in Austin to lobby Texas lawmakers to support equality for lesbians, gays and the transgendered, including the right to marry.
More than 370 members of the clergy asked the Texas Legislature to boost funding for women’s health programs. Leaders of Methodist, Buddhist, Presbyterian, Jewish, Baptist and Unitarian congregations lobbied lawmakers for more spending.
Texas Insurance Commissioner Eleanor Kitzman could have trouble winning Senate confirmation to keep her job, as Democrats with enough votes to defeat her nomination question her credentials.
A Democratic lawmaker has introduced a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in Texas, 10 years after the Legislature proposed a constitutional amendment banning it.
How the state will pay for public schools will take center stage this week in the political theater known as the Texas Legislature. And it will likely remain there throughout the session.
The mass shooting at a Connecticut school has sparked a federal effort to crack down on firearms. But in Texas — where packing heat is as much a part of a frontier image as the Alamo — lawmakers are sticking to their guns.
The Texas agency responsible for fighting wildfires has asked the state Legislature for an additional $27.2 million to add some 90 firefighters and buy equipment as it faces the threat of more devastating fires in the future.
Republican legislative leaders in Texas are calling for modest increases in spending for public schools and the overall budget for 2014-15.
After decades of dire warnings about Texas’ growing demand for water, the state’s leaders are getting serious about funding the State Water Plan.
Gov. Rick Perry is making no promises that Texas will roll back any of the deep state spending cuts imposed during past economic doldrums — not even $5.4 billion sliced from public schools.
Gov. Rick Perry says a booming Texas economy and rosier state revenue picture should allow lawmakers to cut taxes.
The 83rd Texas Legislature has convened for its 140-day regular session where it will tackle the state budget, students testing, water issues, health care and hundreds of proposed new laws.