State Legislatures Lack Public Records Of Misconduct ClaimsOver the past 15 months, state lawmakers in Texas and across the nation have been forced from office, removed from leadership roles, reprimanded or publicly accused of sexual misconduct.
Texas Senate Begins Rewrite Of Sexual Harassment PoliciesRepublican state Sen. Lois Kolkhorst is overseeing a rewrite of sexual harassment policies in the state Senate.
Bathroom Bill Fails In Special Session As House AdjournsChances of any last-minute deals extinguished when the House adjourned for good in a special legislative session.
Texas Senate Advances Scaled-Back School Finance PlanThe Texas Senate has advanced a once-sweeping school finance plan, but only after scaling it back so much that it will only offer about $500 million in extra funding for some school districts statewide and teacher retirement.
Texas House Votes To Restrict Insurance Coverage Of AbortionThe Texas House has given preliminary approval to a bill requiring women to purchase separate insurance policies for coverage of abortions, except during medical emergencies.
Texas House OKs School Finance Fix Amid Senate UncertaintyThe Texas House has again approved a sweeping, $1.6 billion plan to begin overhauling the state's troubled school finance system.
Senate OKs Texting While Driving Ban Pre-Empting Local RulesThe Texas Senate has approved a beefed-up texting while driving ban that pre-empts existing ordinances against distracted driving in 45 cities statewide.
Texas Senate OKs 'Bathroom Bill'It's the second time this year Texas has moved toward putting restrictions on which bathrooms transgender people can use.
Top Texas Police Chiefs Oppose 'Bathroom Bill'Texas senators have begun an emotionally charged floor debate over a revived "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people.
Texas Senate Votes To Compile Data On Complications From AbortionsThe Texas Senate has again voted to require hospitals and clinics to report complications from abortions performed statewide, and have health officials produce an annual report compiling that data.
New Anti-Abortion Efforts Begin Moving Through Texas SenateCities and counties in Texas couldn't partner with abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood under a bill moving quickly through the Republican-controlled Senate.
Texas Senate Revives School Vouchers Amid House OppositionA Texas Senate committee is discussing a bill offering taxpayer-funded vouchers allowing some special education students to leave public schools for private alternatives.