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.
Texas Senate Begins Rewrite Of Sexual Harassment PoliciesRepublican state Sen. Lois Kolkhorst is overseeing a rewrite of sexual harassment policies in the state Senate.
Judge Halts Texas' Newest Anti-Abortion LawA federal judge has blocked Texas from enforcing new anti-abortion measures.
Bathroom Bill Fails In Special Session As House AdjournsChances of any last-minute deals extinguished when the House adjourned for good in a special legislative session.
Texas House Adjourns, Leaving Tax Bill's Fate UncertainThe Texas House has abruptly adjourned for good with one day still remaining in the special session — forcing the state Senate to accept its version of a contentious property tax bill or risk seeing nothing passed on the issue.
Texas House Votes To Restrict Insurance Coverage Of AbortionThe Texas House has given preliminary approval to a bill requiring women to purchase separate insurance policies for coverage of abortions, except during medical emergencies.
Texas House OKs School Finance Fix Amid Senate UncertaintyThe Texas House has again approved a sweeping, $1.6 billion plan to begin overhauling the state's troubled school finance system.
State Lawmaker Received Threats After Scuffle Over Sanctuary Cities LawSome of the major players on both sides of the debate talked it over with CBS11 political reporter Jack Fink.
Protest Sparks Texas Lawmaker Threats Of Gun ViolenceA group of Democratic lawmakers is accusing a Republican colleague of threatening to "put a bullet in the head" of someone on the Texas House floor, as a raucous immigration protest unfolded in a public gallery.
Gov. Abbott Pressuring House, Senate To Pass Bathroom BillGovernor Greg Abbott also discussed a wide range of issues impacting Texas this legislative session in a one-on-one interview.
Texas House OKs Allowing Guns In Parked Cars At SchoolsThe Texas House has voted to allow concealed carry permit holders to have guns in their locked cars parked outside schools.