Background Checks, Red Flag Laws Discussed After 2 Deadly Mass Shootings In TexasGovernor Greg Abbott has said he and his office, along with state agencies can take action to make the state safer without the legislature.
New Texas Hemp Law Leads To Issues With Marijuana Cases, Will Costs Millions To FixDistrict attorneys in at least four Texas counties say they'll stop accepting misdemeanor marijuana cases until the problem is fixed.
Oklahoma Hemp Grower Says Texas Will Benefit From Legalizing Plant: 'It's Going To Be A Game Changer'“We have roughly 20,000 medical marijuana plants and 100,000 hemp plants growing in our greenhouses,” said Jesse Tischauser of Guthrie, Oklahoma.
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.
CBS11 Hosts Interactive Discussion On Sexual Harassment On Facebook LiveCBS11's Jack Fink moderated a discussion among two state lawmakers, an employment law attorney and a 'sexual harassment in the work place' prevention trainer.
Texas State Leaders Have Made Changes Over Safety Personal security detail from DPS is made available to legislators if there are specific threats, or when traveling to certain areas in groups.
Texas Governor Backs Convention Of StatesGovernor Greg Abbott tweeted "Boom" in celebration of the Texas Legislature approving a call for a "convention of states."
Texas Lawmakers Talk Tax Cuts, Education, & TransportationTexas lawmakers are feeling upbeat as they convened the 84th legislative session.
Texas Legislators On Verge Of Passing Abortion Law The Republican-dominated Texas Legislature pushed Monday to enact wide-ranging restrictions that would effectively shut down all abortion clinics in the nation's second most-populous state.
Source: Texas Lawmakers Reach Deal On State Budget Texas lawmakers reached a deal Friday on a two-year spending plan that would restore $3.93 billion to public schools and clear the way for taking $2 billion from the state's rainy day fund for water projects, according to a state official close the negotiations.
Texas Lawmakers Pushing Back On Gov. Perry In 2013 Governor Rick Perry revved up for a presidential bid in 2011 by showing the country who's boss in Texas: He slashed spending, tightened abortion restrictions and declared illegal immigration a state emergency. He's not calling the shots anymore.
Texas Senate Chair Calls For Changes To Health Budget A top Texas senator says the state must change how it pays for health and human services.
Dewhurst Talks Higher Education For 2013 SessionTexas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is scheduled to discuss higher education in Fort Worth and how the state's universities may be affected in the 2013 legislative session.