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.
Texas Senate Aiming To Move Divisive Bills At Breakneck PaceThe Texas Senate staged a midnight floor session Thursday as conservatives who dominate the chamber rushed to revive abortion restrictions, school vouchers and a "bathroom bill" before opponents have time to mobilize against them.
Texas Senate OKs Agency Oversight Bill In Late-Night SessionThe Texas Senate has approved bills reauthorizing the Texas Medical Board and other state agencies whose operations were jeopardized by similar measures stalling in May.
Another Texas Democrat Launches A State Senate FilibusterA Texas Democrat has staged another state Senate floor filibuster — but don't expect it to generate as much attention as Sen. Wendy Davis' marathon speech four years ago.
Gov. Abbott Pressuring House, Senate To Pass Bathroom BillGovernor Greg Abbott also discussed a wide range of issues impacting Texas this legislative session in a one-on-one interview.
Texas Senate Revives Full Bathroom Bill With Late-Night MoveThe state Senate voted 21-10 after 1 a.m. Wednesday to attach rules requiring transgender Texans to use public restrooms corresponding to their birth-certificate gender onto an otherwise unrelated proposal on county governments.
Texas Senate Approves Dallas Pension BillA bill to save the troubled Dallas Police and Fire Pension Fund came one step closer to becoming law on Tuesday.
Bill Could Turn Back Page, Return Power To Texas Board Of EdThe Texas Board of Education would expand its ability to reject textbooks it doesn't like, rolling back limits that have been in place for more than two decades, under a proposal on the verge of clearing the Legislature.
Texas Senate Attaches Voucher Plan To School Finance FixThe version the Senate approved after midnight increases classroom funding by only about $500 million, scraps the $210 per-student increase and adds a plan offering taxpayer funds that would go into education savings accounts that some special education students could use to attend private schools.