Texas GOP Leaders Signal Failed 'Bathroom Bill' Won't ReturnTexas Republican leaders are signaling that a failed "bathroom bill" in 2017 that targeted transgender individuals and upended the legislature isn't coming back.
Social Issues Could Take Back Seat In New Texas LegislatureThe Texas Legislature opens today with lawmakers expected to tackle such matters as fixing the state's school finance system, cutting property taxes and paying for Hurricane Harvey recovery.
Struggle For Transgender Rights Shifts To Health CareThe Trump administration is coming under fire for rewriting a federal rule that bars discrimination in health care based on "gender identity."
Alaska Voters First In The Nation To Reject Bathroom BillVoters in Alaska's largest city are on track to becoming the first in the U.S. to defeat a so-called bathroom bill.
Report: Texas Bathroom Bill Diverted From School, Tax IssuesSome business leaders said the bill could cost Texas billions in boycotts and lost jobs.
Texas House Speaker Warns Business Community Bathroom Bills Likely To Return In 2019At the Visit Dallas annual meeting Thursday, Republican Texas House Speaker Joe Straus credited tourism leaders for helping kill bathroom privacy legislation. "You spoke out against an idea that wasn't just bad for tourism, wasn't just bad for the state economy, but it was bad for Texas."
Dallas County Sheriff Seriously Considering Run For GovernorHer candidacy could mean serious changes for Dallas County. She would have to resign her position as sheriff just to run for governor.
Gov. Abbott Suggests 'Bathroom Bill' Dead For NowAbbott blamed moderate Republican House Speaker Joe Straus, who has for months sided with powerful businesses interests in saying the bill could harm the state's economy.
Texas Legislature Ends Special Session A Day EarlyHouse members quit to force the Senate to accept their version of a contentious property tax bill. But the Senate rejected that ultimatum, and itself adjourned.
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.
Some Bathroom Privacy Bill Supporters Say It's Dead In Texas HouseAfter all the rallies and hearings, some of the bills' strongest supporters acknowledge it won't survive the special session.
Dallas Stars Come Out Against Bathroom Privacy BillsWhile area businesses and business leaders have expressed opposition to the proposed laws, the Stars are the first major sports franchise in Texas to do so.