Texas Democrats Look To Gain Control Of State House, Republicans Aim To Maintain MajorityWhichever party controls the Texas House will not only have a say over policy, but redistricting as well.
Secret Recording Of Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen ReleasedTexas' GOP House speaker called a female lawmaker "vile" and said President Donald Trump is "killing us" with urban and suburban voters in a secretly recorded meeting with a conservative activist.
Texas Readies For Democratic Presidential Debate, While Local GOP Centers On SuburbsAlthough Democrats might finally break GOP control of the statehouse, for many Texas is still seen as President Donald Trump's to lose.
Texas Democrats Unveil Plan To Flip State From Red To Blue In 2020The Democratic Party of Texas is laying out its plans to end decades of Republican dominance in the state.
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.”
Former Dallas Cowboy Jay Novacek, Wife Advocate For Medical Marijuana Law: 'We Want To Save Our Son's Life'More than one million Texans could be eligible to access medical marijuana through the Texas Compassionate Use program if it becomes law.
North Texas School Districts Fear They'll Get Much Less Money Than Promised In School Finance Reform BillThe Senate's version of the bill would change the way the state develops its funding formulas from using the prior year’s property tax values and instead using the current year’s.
Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen Talks House & Senate Negotiations On School Finance, Teacher Pensions Plus 'Save The Chick-Fil-A Bill'During an interview with House Speaker Dennis Bonnen, R-Angleton Thursday at the Capitol, CBS 11 asked him if there's any scenario for a special session.
Hemp Farming Could Be On Texas' Horizon: 'It's Going To Create A Billion Dollar Business'In Howard County, a four-hour drive west of Fort Worth, Eric Herm is hoping to become one of the first Texas farmers to legally grow the plant in almost a century.
Texas House Votes For More Access To Medical MarijuanaThe Texas House passed HB 1365 on Monday night which would significantly increase the number of Texans with access to medical marijuana.
Pipeline Safety Bills Pass Texas House In Response To Dallas Girl Killed In ExplosionDallas State Rep. Rafael Anchia introduced the bills in direct response to the February 23, 2018 gas explosion in Dallas that took the life of 12-year-old Linda "Michellita" Rogers.
Texas Lawmakers Pause Property Tax Relief Plan After Criticism From Local Government LeadersThe Texas House plan to limit skyrocketing tax bills on property owners by limiting how much additional money cities can bring in each year, did not end up getting its scheduled debate.
Texas Legislators Considered Making Abortion A Death Penalty CrimeTexas lawmakers considered a bill that would allow a woman who undergoes an abortion procedure to possibly be charged with capital murder.
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.
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.