Gov. Greg Abbott Announces 3rd Special Session For Texas LegislatureGovernor Abbott announced Tuesday, Sept. 7, he will convene a third special legislative session on Monday, September 20, with five agenda items.
Texas Republicans Advance Voting Bill In House After Democrats’ Holdout EndsTexas is now set to become the last big GOP state to pass tighter voting laws driven by former President Donald Trump’s false claims that the 2020 election was stolen.
Controversial Texas Voting Law Expected To Advance Thursday After Return Of DemocratsRepublican lawmakers in Texas are expected to advance a controversial bill Thursday that Democrats say would limit people's ability to vote.
Texas Senator Carol Alvarado Ends Filibuster After 15+ Hours, Voting Bill Passes Minutes LaterA Texas state senator continued her filibuster into Thursday morning, but after more than 15 hours Senator Carol Alvarado ended her effort to rally against Senate Bill 1.
More Texas Democrats Return To Austin, Say 'Under One-Party Rule: Democracy Suffers'A monthlong standoff by Texas Democrats who left the state to block a GOP voting bill inched closer to ending on August 9 after several holdouts returned to Austin.
Texas Senate Committee To Hold Hearing On Virtual Instruction For Students As COVID-19 Cases SurgeAs of now, most school districts across the state are not offering this as an option because they would receive less funding per student from the state.
'They Are Coming Back': Lt. Governor Dan Patrick Expects House Democrats To End Quorum BreakThe Texas House grew closer to achieving a quorum needed to conduct official business, but came up short by five members on Monday.
Texas Gov. Abbott Announces 2nd Special Session To Start Saturday, Adds Agenda ItemsTexas Gov. Greg Abbott has announced that he will convene a second special legislative session at 12:00 p.m. on August 7.
Texas Lawmakers Want To Require Legislative Approval Before Universities Can Switch Athletic ConferencesTexas lawmakers representing other universities in the Big 12, announced bills that would require approval from Texas lawmakers.
Texas State Senators Pass Governor's Agenda While State House Is StalledWhile work in the Texas House has been frozen, the GOP-controlled Senate has been working away, passing legislation.
Texas Republicans File House Bill Calling For Audit Of 2020 Election Amid Debate Over Election Integrity BillsHouse Republicans have filed House Bill 241, which calls for an independent third-party to conduct a forensic audit of the election results in each precinct in the Texas counties with at least 415,000 residents.
Texas Democrats Plan To Keep Public Engaged In Fight Against Republican Election Integrity BillsAfter a week of high-profile news conferences, Texas Democrats said they enter their second week out of state with a continued dual-track fight.
The 'Surreal' Days Of Runaway Texas Legislators Expected To Go On For Some TimeIt's a life of stress and scrutiny as Democratic lawmakers who left Texas to block a restrictive voting bill shelter in a downtown D.C. hotel.
This Isn't The First Time Texas House Democrats Have Gone On The LamThe headlines would not have looked out of place this week: "Texas House paralyzed by Democrats walkout," "On the lam, Texas Democrats rough it" and "Texas Democrats vanish (again)." But those all appeared 18 years ago.
Texas Democrats Prepare For Lengthy US Capitol Stay As State GOP Approves Arrest WarrantsTexas Democrats who hurriedly fled Austin to Washington to block sweeping new election laws back home acknowledged they can't stay away forever and urged Congress to act on voting rights.