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.
Texas Senate Calls For Amending Constitution To Limit FedsAmerica hasn't convened a constitutional convention since 1787 — one reason why, supporters say, every state except Vermont mandates a balanced budget but Congress doesn't.
Texas Senate Calls For Amending Constitution To Limit FedsThe Texas Senate has approved calling a "convention of states" that would amend the U.S. Constitution and impose things like a federal balanced budget requirement and term limits.
Dallas Lawmaker Wants To Proclaim July 7 'Fallen Law Enforcement Officer Day'Senator Don Huffines filed a bill which would name July 7 as Fallen Law Enforcement Officer Day and call for ceremonies to "honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to the rule of law and liberty."
Texas Senate Passes Bill Banning Sanctuary CitiesState senators gave preliminary approval to a ban on sanctuary cities. Senate Bill 4 went up for a vote in Austin today.
Texas Senate Votes To OK 'Sanctuary Cities' Bill The Texas Senate has preliminarily approved an anti-"sanctuary cities" bill punishing local governments that don't cooperate with federal immigration authorities.