Medical Marijuana Could Become More Widely Available In Texas“I have to commit a felony every day, and I’ve been at the Capitol all week telling the lawmakers that,” a Bedford resident with a rare condition said as she tries to lobby to expand a program regarding medical marijuana.
Texas GOP Chair Allen West Champions Election Bills As Opponents Increase Efforts Against ThemCivil rights and community organizations and prominent Texas Democrats are increasing their campaign against two controversial Texas election bills -- Senate Bill 7 and House Bill 6.
Texas Senate Passes Bill Requiring National Anthem Be Played At Pro Sporting EventsThe Texas Senate passed a bill Thursday that would require the playing of the national anthem at professional sporting events in venues funded by taxpayers.
Debate Intensifying Over Proposed Texas Election Law BillsRepublican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said SB 7 is about "voter security, not about suppression," while former El Paso congressman and Democrat Beto O'Rourke called it "the single greatest attack on democracy."
New Texas Bill Aims To Protect Trucking Companies From Legal Action Following CrashesTexas HB 19 would make it harder for victims and their families to go after commercial trucking companies in the event of serious injury or death following a wreck.
Texas Senate Unanimously Passes Bill Aimed At Keeping Bad Officers From Moving To Other Police DepartmentsUnder SB 24, police chiefs, sheriffs, and others in law enforcement who hire police officers must go through a set of steps to check the backgrounds into those who are applying for jobs.
New Oversight, Mandates For Texas' Power Grid Proposed In Wake Of Blackouts During Winter StormsBoth the GOP-controlled House and Senate passed sweeping reforms that lawmakers say would prevent a repeat of the widespread blackouts that spiraled into one of the worst power outages in U.S. history.
'Broadband Access Is No Longer A Luxury': Gov. Greg Abbott Calls On Legislature To Get All Texans AccessDuring his State of the State address in February, the Governor named broadband access as an emergency item for the 87th legislative session.
Reforms That Include Banning Chokeholds Pushed In Texas As Trial Nears In George Floyd DeathOutside of George Floyd's public memorial last summer in Texas, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott floated the possibility of a law named in honor of the longtime Houston resident.
Bill Requiring Winterizing Facilities That Provide Electric Service Progresses In Texas HouseAfter Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick called on Gov. Abbott to make the change himself on Thursday, the governor said it's up to the legislature to act.
Governor Abbott Wouldn't Explain Why He Requested PUC Chair's Resignation Or His Position On Senate Bill To Reverse ERCOT OverchargesAt the Texas Capitol, a political fight is brewing between Republican leaders.
Texas House Speaker Disagrees With Bill Senate Passed To Reverse ERCOT's OverchargesIn a statement Tuesday, Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan expressed doubts about lawmakers changing ERCOT's pricing during February's winter storms.
Gov. Greg Abbott Declares ERCOT Billing Error Correction An Emergency Item For Texas Legislature"The emergency item includes any inaccurate excessive charges and any issues regarding ancillary service prices," the brief news release said.
At Texas Capitol Hearing, Oncor CEO Explains Whose Lights Stayed On & Why Outages Lasted Longer Than Intended"I want to say that I completely understand all the outrage and anger of all Texans," said Oncor CEO Allen Nye.
ERCOT CEO Grilled By State Lawmakers, As Power Plant Operators Admit Entire Energy Sector Failed TexasThe State House and State Senate began separate hearings at 9:00 a.m. that ran well into the evening on Thursday.