Texas Governor Greg Abbott: 'This Was An Extremely Successful Session'Texas lawmakers wrapped up the 86th Legislative Session Monday after approving a school finance reform bill that both parties described as “transformative.”
Former Dallas Cowboy Jay Novacek, Wife Advocate For Medical Marijuana Law: 'We Want To Save Our Son's Life'More than one million Texans could be eligible to access medical marijuana through the Texas Compassionate Use program if it becomes law.
Texas Moves To Arm More Teachers To Prevent School ShootingsA bill sent to Gov. Greg Abbott has moved Texas a step closer to arming more teachers and school personnel as a way to help prevent future campus shootings.
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.
New House Speaker Elected In Historic Day At Texas CapitolThe new Speaker of the House Dennis Bonnen and Governor Greg Abbott told lawmakers they must pass property tax reform and change how the state pays for public schools.
Ted Cruz, Beto O'Rourke Sunday Debate Postponed Due To Weekend VotingThis Sunday's debate between Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Beto O'Rourke in Houston has been postponed until further notice.
Cruz, O'Rourke Talk Immigration, Guns, Trump In Heated 1st Texas Senate DebateIt was a heated first Texas Senate debate Friday between between Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Beto O'Rourke in Dallas as they tackled numerous topics that included immigration, guns and President Donald Trump.
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.
Texas Senate Begins Rewrite Of Sexual Harassment PoliciesRepublican state Sen. Lois Kolkhorst is overseeing a rewrite of sexual harassment policies in the state Senate.
Bathroom Bill Fails In Special Session As House AdjournsChances of any last-minute deals extinguished when the House adjourned for good in a special legislative session.
Texas Senate Advances Scaled-Back School Finance PlanThe Texas Senate has advanced a once-sweeping school finance plan, but only after scaling it back so much that it will only offer about $500 million in extra funding for some school districts statewide and teacher retirement.
Texas House Votes To Restrict Insurance Coverage Of AbortionThe Texas House has given preliminary approval to a bill requiring women to purchase separate insurance policies for coverage of abortions, except during medical emergencies.
Texas House OKs School Finance Fix Amid Senate UncertaintyThe Texas House has again approved a sweeping, $1.6 billion plan to begin overhauling the state's troubled school finance system.
Senate OKs Texting While Driving Ban Pre-Empting Local RulesThe Texas Senate has approved a beefed-up texting while driving ban that pre-empts existing ordinances against distracted driving in 45 cities statewide.