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.
Harvey Tests Political Opposites In Texas' Abbott, TurnerHarvey's devastation is testing Houston Democratic Mayor Sylvester Turner and Republican Gov. Greg Abbott -- two leaders whose personal styles are as divergent as their politics.
Heated Immigration Debate Led To Texas Lawmakers' ScuffleA Hispanic Texas lawmaker who a Republican colleague threatened to shoot "in self-defense" after the Democrat pushed him said Tuesday that the altercation was a boiling point in a session where minority members were powerless to stop conservative legislation they say is discriminatory.
Are 140 Days Enough? Abbott Delays Special Session DecisionGovernor Greg Abbott says he won't make a decision until later this week on whether to call state lawmakers back to work as their 140-day legislation session ends Monday.
Doctors Worry As Texas Lawmakers OK Vaccine RestrictionsThe bill passed Friday in the Texas House comes as more families statewide are not vaccinating their children.
Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission Director Quits Under CriticismSherry Cook resigned after lawmakers sharply criticized her agency taking taxpayer-funded trips to Hawaii and San Diego.
Retired DPD Chiefs Send Lawmakers Warning About Pension Crisis, CrimeMore than 30 former Dallas Police chiefs have signed a letter, urging every state lawmaker to approve a bill that will save the Police and Fire Pension Fund from going broke within ten years.
Texas Lawmaker Mocks Abortion Law With Call For Masturbation FinesA Texas lawmaker is making a point about legislation that restricts women's access to health care and abortions by proposing to fine men $100 when they masturbate.
Officials From Texas And Mexico Urge State To Defend NAFTAOfficials from Texas and Mexico are urging the state's lawmakers to defend the North American Free Trade Agreement against Donald Trump's administration, which has been wary of it.
New Voter ID Bill Prompts Texas To Ask Court For More TimeTexas wants a long-running voter ID lawsuit put on hold now that Republican lawmakers are proposing legislation that would comply with a federal court's ruling last year that found the existing law discriminatory.
Some Push For Degree Reinstatement For Texas CPS CaseworkersDemocratic Texas lawmakers have filed bills seeking to restore a requirement that Child Protective Services caseworkers have at least a four-year college degree, including one that would add a stipulation that the degree be in a relevant field.
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.