Texas Senate leaders have unveiled a package of education reforms that includes an effort to help some public school children attend private schools.
Texas Senators from both parties say the state may have gone too far in imposing a zero tolerance policy for bad behavior in schools.
The Texas Senate Education and Criminal Justice committees are meeting jointly to discuss how schools treat troublesome students.
The conservative activist group Club for Growth is shifting its focus to Texas after a big victory defeating incumbent Indiana Senator Richard Lugar.
This week three federal judges in San Antonio will start resolving one of the great political mysteries of the year: When will Texas hold primary elections and what will the congressional and legislative districts look like?
Texas Democrats never had much hope in this Legislature, where Republicans have a huge majority and an unshakeable drive to slash spending without raising taxes or dipping into the state’s giant savings account.
Lawmakers are hoping for a quick resolution to the school finance jam that sparked the special session. Public hearings on a handful of budget-related bills started Thursday, just two days after the special session convened.
The Texas Senate overwhelmingly voted on Monday to spend nearly $4 billion from the state’s Rainy Day Fund to close gaps in the current state budget.
A ‘Romeo & Juliet’ bill, that would keep teenagers convicted of statutory rape from being put on the Sex Offender Registry, is waiting for Governor Perry’s signature.
A video showing a Baltimore mother encouraging her son to fight another boy has drawn strong reactions locally from social workers and parents of bullied children.
The Senate has passed a bill that would allow Texas schools to prohibit bullying, both in person and online.
A Texas Senate committee on Thursday approved the use of $3 billion from the state’s Rainy Day Fund to help bring into balance the $176 billion state budget proposal for the next two years.
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