Markets Drop As Senate Fails To Pass COVID-19 Aid/Stimulus BillThe Senate failed Sunday to advance a third economic stimulus package to help Americans and the American economy weather the coronavirus pandemic.
North Texas 5th Grader Stands Before Lawmakers, Pushes For Free State Park AccessA North Texas 10-year-old stood before state lawmakers in Austin pushing for free state park access for fifth-graders.
Hidden Bond Conditions Putting Texas Domestic Violence Victims In DangerWhile awaiting trial, Kevin Wilson was released on bond. The conditions of his bond included “do not contact the victim, Erica Wilson, in any manner.”
LULAC Demands Action From Lawmakers After Mass Shooting In El PasoThe nation's oldest Latino civil rights organization and some Democratic state lawmakers in Dallas want Governor Greg Abbott to call a special session on gun violence following the deadly rampage in El Paso.
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.