New Mexico Considers Forming Hate-Crimes Unit After El Paso Massacre New Mexico’s top prosecutor wants to create a special investigative unit to guard against hate crimes and bolster cybersecurity in response to the August mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso.
Leaders Disagree Over Calls For Texas Legislature, Congress To Pass Gun ReformIn the wake of a mass shooting that left 20 dead in El Paso, leaders in Texas continue to disagree on calls for legislature and Congress to pass gun reform laws.
Texas House OKs Removing Jail Time For Small Amounts Of PotHaving small amounts of marijuana in Texas would mean a fine and no jail time under a bill advancing in the Republican-controlled Legislature.
Texas Tries New Anti-Abortion Strategy After High Court LossThe long, bitter battle over Texas' new efforts to further restrict abortion has begun in the Republican-controlled Legislature.
More States Consider Working Around Electoral CollegeFrustrated after seeing another candidate secure the presidency without winning the popular vote, mostly Democratic lawmakers in several capitols want their states to join a movement to work around the Electoral College.
Dallas State Rep. Files Hot Car BillThe bill is aimed at making it so good Samaritans don't face criminal charges and are not held liable for breaking into a vehicle to save a child or an animal in danger.
Supreme Court Ruling On Texas Redistricting Cheers DemocratsThe U.S. Supreme Court handed Texas a victory Monday, upholding the state's system of drawing legislative voting districts based on everyone who lives there — not just registered voters.
Texas Police Groups Oppose Part Of Open Carry BillPolice groups were angered when the Senate added a provision barring officers from asking someone carrying a handgun if they're licensed to carry.
On-Tap at Texas Legislature: State Of The State; RunoffsOne month into the 2015 legislative session, it's been nearly all guns, all the time.
Texas Comptroller: Plunging Oil Prices 'Dampened' Budget OutlookThe first legislative session under Republican Gov.-elect Greg Abbott will begin with lawmakers having a so-called budget surplus of $7.5 billion.
Could Texas Win Block Medicaid Grant From Feds?The White House's signature health care law is loathed by Texas' political leadership, and the idea of expanding Medicaid likely remains a non-starter when the Legislature reconvenes this month.
Texas Lawmakers Set $94.3 Billion Budget CapTexas lawmakers have capped key parts of the next state budget at nearly $94.3 billion, up almost $10 billion from the current 2-year spending cycle.
Open Carry Demonstrators Take On KellerAnother round today in the debate over the current state law on open carrying was taken to North Richland Hills.
Redistricting Case Could Delay Texas PrimariesPoliticians across the state are announcing their candidacies and hiring campaign workers, but the ongoing battle over redistricting could again delay the March primaries and make life difficult for incumbents.
Road Debate Will Start Third Special SessionGov. Rick Perry has called the Legislature back for a third special session to approve more money for roads, but the main sticking point centers on what is the most conservative way to fund them without raising taxes.