Plano Teens Testify At Texas Capitol To End Sales Tax On Feminine Hygiene ProductsDuring the hearing, Samantha Haggerty, 13, told lawmakers, the products "are not luxury items, they should not be taxed as luxury items."
Ban On Red Light Cameras Gets Green Light Out Of Texas CommitteeA bill that would ban red light cameras across the state cleared its first hurdle Wednesday.
Legislation To Pay Off Student Loan Debt For Texas Law Enforcement Gaining SteamThe Dallas Police Association came up with the idea and got local legislators on board.
Proposed Ban On Red Light Cameras Gaining Traction In Texas LegislatureMultiple bills addressing the controversial cameras have been filed in Austin this legislative session with the bill that would ban the cameras all together generating the most support among lawmakers.
Lawmakers Reach 'Agreement In Principle' To Avoid Government ShutdownLawmakers were scrambling to flesh out an agreement and have a budget measure ready before the current continuing resolution expires Friday.
Most Texas Lawmakers Won't Say If They're Ready To Crack Down On Roofer FraudWhile only three lawmakers explicitly said they will not support a bill, 60 percent of the legislators The Ones for Justice contacted never responded.
Police, Civil Right Groups At Odds Over Issues Texas Legislature Set To ConsiderLawmakers have already filed more than 500 bills for the legislative session that begins Tuesday, January 8.
North Texas Lawmakers, School Board President Encouraged By New Report On Public School FinancesThe Texas Commission on Public School Finance, consisting of mostly state legislators and educators, had spent nearly one year compiling the report.
Court Upholds Texas' Voter ID LawThe 2-1 decision Friday by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans is a victory for Republican lawmakers.
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.
GOP Lawmakers Put Medical Skills To Work After Train CrashRepublican members of Congress with medical experience put their skills to work after a train carrying dozens of them crashed into a garbage truck in rural Virginia.
Texas Lawmakers To Honor Tony RomoState lawmakers will recognize Romo for his career with the Cowboys and celebrate his retirement from the gridiron.
Officials From Texas And Mexico Urge State To Defend NAFTAOfficials from Texas and Mexico are urging the state's lawmakers to defend the North American Free Trade Agreement against Donald Trump's administration, which has been wary of it.
Rule On Guns And Mentally Ill People Faces A GOP RollbackIn a sign of the new climate taking hold on gun issues under a Trump administration with a Republican-led Congress, a rule to keep guns out of the hands of certain mentally disabled people is on its way to being scrapped.
Texas Lawmakers Look To Help Troubled Child Welfare SystemTexas lawmakers agree on the need to improve the state's beleaguered child welfare system, but how to do it and to pay for it during a tight budget year are still very much up in the air.