Texas House Passes 'Sanctuary City' Ban With Tough Jail PenaltyThe bill would allow Texas to withhold funding from county and local governments for acting as sanctuary cities — even as the Trump administration's efforts to do so nationally have hit roadblocks.
Texas Senate Bans Some Insurance Coverage Of AbortionThe Texas Senate has approved a bill prohibiting coverage of abortion by some health insurance plans in Texas — despite similar efforts stalling previously.
Chinese Electronics Company Pleads Guilty To Violating Iran SanctionsChinese electronics giant ZTE Corporation this week pled guilty to violating U.S.-Iran sanctions.
Flood Of Bills Proposed For Upcoming Session Of Texas Legislature Lawmakers have filed more than 500 bills on the first day to propose legislation before the Texas Legislature reconvenes in January.
GOP Maintains Influence Over Most Legislatures, State PolicyDemocrats' hopes to gain majorities in several state legislatures have fallen apart as Republicans across the country were helped by Donald Trump's win in the presidential race.
Dem Senator Frustrated By Inaction On Guns Wages Filibuster A Democratic senator waged a filibuster into the night Wednesday, an attempt to force a vote on gun control legislation three days after 49 people were killed at a Florida nightclub
Texas Lawmakers Champion Local Control, But Reign Over CitiesTexas leaders have sued the federal government dozens of times for what they contend are policies that infringe on local control and states' rights. But when cities have attempted to pass laws on issues state lawmakers have moved to quash those efforts.
Stricter Rules Unveiled For Brokers Giving Retirement AdviceThe Obama administration is unveiling rules that will require brokers who recommend investments for retirement savers meet the stricter standard that now applies to investment advisers.
North Texas Ministry Draws Questions About Finances, Treatment of MembersAt first glance, the new, 280-acre development in far eastern Kaufman County looks like just another well-manicured neighborhood, with newly-paved roads and an elaborate community center. But it's not.
DPS Trooper Seizes More Than 44 Pounds Of PotThe Texas Department of Public Safety conducted a traffic stop Monday on US-287, yielding more than 44 pounds of marijuana valued at over $268,000.
Abbott: No Decision Yet On Obama Immigration Suit Republican Gov.-elect Greg Abbott says 'odds favor' that Texas will sue the Obama administration over executive actions on immigration but is stopping short of his earlier vow to file a lawsuit.
President Obama Crafts Legal Rationale For Next Immigration StepsThe White House is crafting a blame-it-on-Congress legal justification to back up President Barack Obama's impending executive actions on immigration.
High Court Ends Okla. Bid To Limit Drug AbortionsThe Supreme Court will not review an Oklahoma court ruling that struck down a state law limiting drug-induced abortions.
Planned Parenthood Wants Supreme Court To Block New Texas Abortion LawsPlanned Parenthood asked the Supreme Court Monday to place Texas' new abortion restrictions on hold.
U.S. Attorney General Takes Texas To Task Over Voting RightsU.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is asking a federal court in San Antonio to require the state to get federal approval or "pre-clearance" before it makes any changes to its voting laws.