Texas Governor Greg Abbott: 'This Was An Extremely Successful Session'Texas lawmakers wrapped up the 86th Legislative Session Monday after approving a school finance reform bill that both parties described as “transformative.”
Despite NRA Opposition, Texas Legislature Approves Safe Gun Storage ProgramThe proposal for a safe gun storage public service campaign came after the Santa Fe High School shooting.
Top Texas Leaders Pledge United Effort To Reform School Finance, Property TaxesGovernor Greg Abbott said they were united to solve a voter mandate: increasing state funding for public schools while lowering property taxes. “It's something we have to get done."
New House Speaker Elected In Historic Day At Texas CapitolThe new Speaker of the House Dennis Bonnen and Governor Greg Abbott told lawmakers they must pass property tax reform and change how the state pays for public schools.
Texas Lawmakers Get Good News About Budget; Will Begin Session Focused On School Finance, Property Tax ReformTexas lawmakers will be sworn in Tuesday for the 86th legislative session and the House will elect a new Speaker.
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.
Governor Abbott Formally Convenes Special SessionGovernor Greg Abbott has formally called state lawmakers into a special legislative session beginning next week.
Texas 'Bathroom Bill' Fading As Legislative Session Wraps Up Texas' legislative session was winding down Sunday, with an all-but dead "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people.
Cash Crunch, Bathroom Bill Battle Await Texas LawmakersA cash crunch and a potential policy showdown over a North Carolina-style transgender bathroom bill are raising tensions as Texas lawmakers return to work today.
North Texas Lawmaker Proposes Ending Vehicle InspectionsA proposal by a Texas lawmaker could mean less money spent by just about every driver in the state. State Senator Don Huffines is pushing to ditch state inspections.
Whataburger Continues Ban On Open Carry In Its RestaurantsPresident and CEO of company writes letter explaining decision.
After Dog Shootings Animal Groups Demanding Police TrainingLast year, in the state of Texas alone, some 200 dogs were shot and killed by police officers. Those numbers have some animal protection groups demanding mandatory training for all law enforcement officers.
Texas Lawmakers Talk Tax Cuts, Education, & TransportationTexas lawmakers are feeling upbeat as they convened the 84th legislative session.
Texas Legislature Opens With More Ceremony Than SubstanceTexas' 140-day legislative session is underway, with both the state Senate and House gaveling in around noon.
Perry Says No More Items For Special Session Governor Rick Perry said Thursday that he will not be adding any more items to the special legislative session currently underway in Austin, disappointing lawmakers who wanted more on the agenda.