Texas Senate Approves Ending Public Payroll Union Deductions The Texas Senate has given preliminary approval to ending voluntary payroll deductions of union dues from state and public employee paychecks.
Texas Senate OKs 'Fetal Remains' Bill Despite Court Case The Texas Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill mandating burial or cremation of fetal remains from abortions and miscarriages, even though a federal judge already blocked an existing state rule requiring the same thing.
Texas Senate OKs Revisions To Voter ID Law The Texas Senate on Monday approved key modifications to the state's strictest-in-the-nation voter ID law, incorporating some changes ordered after federal courts previously found it discriminatory.
Texas Senate Bans Some Insurance Coverage Of AbortionThe Texas Senate has approved a bill prohibiting coverage of abortion by some health insurance plans in Texas — despite similar efforts stalling previously.
Bill Increasing Court Security Heads To Full Texas SenateA bill providing extra security for judges and other court officials is headed to the full Texas Senate.
Texas Senate OKs Plan To Slow Local Property Tax Increases The Texas Senate has approved a plan designed to slow the increase of local property taxes as Republicans scramble to deliver on fiscally conservative promises despite a state budget crunch.
Bill To Curb 'Wrongful Birth' Lawsuits Heads To Texas HouseThe Texas Senate has given final approval to a so-called "wrongful birth" bill seeking to prevent parents from suing doctors for malpractice after their child is born with severe disabilities.
Texas Senate Gives Final Approval To Anti-Abortion BillThe Texas Senate has given final approval to banning a commonly used second-trimester abortion procedure, sending it to the state House.
New Anti-Abortion Proposals Get Early OK In Texas SenateThe measures given preliminary approval Wednesday are two of the most prominent anti-abortion bills in Texas this year.
Texas House Approves Texting While Driving Ban... AgainThe Texas House is once again pushing for a statewide ban on texting while driving after efforts in previous years either fizzled out or were vetoed.
'Bathroom Bill' Clears Texas Senate But Faces HurdlesRepublican House Speaker Joe Straus has publicly and repeatedly denounced the proposal as bad for business.
After Senate Sideshow, 'Bathroom Bill' Looms For Texas LawmakersOutlandish debates are something of a Texas Senate specialty, but the three-plus-hour discussion that ended with endorsing a national convention to rewrite the U.S. Constitution at times resembled a political sideshow.

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