At ERCOT Hearings Oncor CEO Says Decision Was 'Between Having Electricity & Having A Total Blackout For Up To A Month'For the second day in a row, members of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) are being grilled by lawmakers in Austin about the state power grid and the blackouts that left Texans in the cold and dark, and cost some their lives.
Texas' 87th Legislative Session Begins Tuesday, Public Education At Top Of The ListState lawmakers will have more than $112.5 billion in general revenues for 2022-23, which is nearly the same amount they spent during the current biennium.
1,300 Bills Already Filed For Upcoming Texas Legislative Session: Getting Some Passed 'Not An Easy Process'"This is a state that historically is suspicious of politicians,” said Texas A&M Political Science Prof. Dwight Roblyer. “We have this idea that we don’t want the government telling us a whole lot of what to do.”
Governor Abbott Meets With El Paso State Lawmakers To Discuss 'Meaningful Solutions' To Mass MurdersGovernor Abbott also announced the state will be providing more than $5.5 million in immediate financial assistance for law enforcement agencies and the community of El Paso.
Texas Lawmakers Among Those Who Questioned Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller About Russia InvestigationFor the first time, former Special Counsel Robert Mueller testified on Capitol Hill about his 448-page report on the Russian interference investigation.
Despite NRA Opposition, Texas Legislature Approves Safe Gun Storage ProgramThe proposal for a safe gun storage public service campaign came after the Santa Fe High School shooting.
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.