Austin Goes Green: Texas Senate Advances Medical Marijuana Expansion BillThe Texas Senate has unanimously advanced a bill to expand the list of medical conditions that can legally be treated by cannabis oil.
Texas Red Light Camera Ban A Signature Away From Becoming LawBoth the Texas House and Texas Senate passed Bedford State Rep. Jonathan Stickland's bill, which is now on Governor Greg Abbott's desk awaiting his signature.
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.
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 Lawmakers Consider Extending Statute Of Limitations On Child Sex Abuse CasesHouse Bill 3809 would extend the civil statute of limitations from 15 to 30 years for survivors of sex abuse by priests to file claims.
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.
Some Texas Legislators Want This Law Made Clear: Guns Allowed In ChurchesTexas Attorney General Ken Paxton determined licensed handgun holders can legally carry in places of worship unless given "effective oral or written notice" or warning that weapons were banned.
Plano Teens Testify At Texas Capitol To End Sales Tax On Feminine Hygiene ProductsDuring the hearing, Samantha Haggerty, 13, told lawmakers, the products "are not luxury items, they should not be taxed as luxury items."
The Push In Texas To Decriminalize Marijuana Falters Despite GOP SupportA revised measure in the Texas Legislature would reduce penalties for those with an ounce or less of marijuana to a Class C misdemeanor — eliminating arrests, but still making possession a crime.
State Of Texas Settles Lawsuit Over Search For Illegal VotersThe agreement announced Friday ends an effort by Texas elections officials that led to the state questioning the U.S. citizenship of tens of thousands of voters.
Marijuana Possession Bill Getting Overhaul In Texas LegislatureThe bill was supposed to come up for a vote in Austin on Thursday but it didn't happen.
Ban On Red Light Cameras Gets Green Light Out Of Texas CommitteeA bill that would ban red light cameras across the state cleared its first hurdle Wednesday.