Texas Senators Debate Bill To Increase Penalties For Illegal VotingThe Senate State Affairs Committee approved SB 9, which would stiffen the punishment from a class "A" misdemeanor to a second-degree felony.
Big 12 Commissioner Accuses UT And OU Of Deceiving, Undermining Rest Of Conference At Texas Senate HearingDuring a Texas Senate hearing on the future of college athletics in Texas on Monday, August 2, the Commissioner of the Big 12 Conference unloaded on UT and OU.
Texas Senate Honors Opal Lee For Helping Make Juneteenth National HolidayLt. Gov. Dan Patrick also announced he will recommend the Senate have a portrait of Opal Lee made and added to the chamber.
Texas GOP Advances New Voting Restrictions As Hundreds Push BackTexas Republicans made clear they intended to advance a bill — which would prohibit 24-hour polling places, ban drop boxes and stop drive-thru voting — this weekend, with a vote on the proposals expected this week.
Some Texas Democrats Ready To Walk Again As GOP Continues Push For New Voting MeasuresSome Texas Democrats are looking into the possibility of staging a second walkout as state Republicans continue their push for sweeping voting measures during the special session.
'It's About Less Oil, Not More Drugs', Former Dallas Cowboy Jay Novacek And Wife Amy Implore Texas Senate To Pass House Bill 1535 With the end of the 87th Texas Legislative Session fast approaching, House Bill 1535 is in danger of dying. Not if former Dallas Cowboy Jay Novacek and his wife, Amy have anything to say about it.
Texas Senate Passes Constitutional Carry BillThe bill will head back to House for members to consider amendments by the Senate.
Texas Senate Approves Bill Requiring Officers To Intervene If Another Officer's Actions Deemed ExcessiveSB 68, authored by Borris Miles (D-Houston), requires that an officer intervene if he or she sees another officer using force that he or she believes to be excessive and would violate state or federal law.
Major Companies Come Out Against Texas Bills Limiting Voter Access"We value the democratic process and believe every eligible American should be allowed to exercise their right to vote, no matter which political party or candidate they support," American Airlines said.
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.
Texas Senate Passes Wave Of Restrictive Abortion BillsLawmakers are looking to make Texas one of the most restrictive states in the country when it comes to women being able to have abortions.
Texas Senate Introduces And Passes Bill In 1 Day To Reverse Billions In ERCOT OverchargesLt. Governor Dan Patrick declared a legislative victory, saying, "I'm so proud of the Senate. Every member who stepped up to have their voice heard on behalf of the people of Texas."
State Rep. Drew Springer Defeats Shelley Luther In Special Runoff For Texas Senate District 30State Rep. Drew Springer has defeated Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther in a special runoff election Saturday for Texas Senate District 30.
As Early Voting Begins, Shelley Luther And Drew Springer Say Changes Needed To Governor's Authority During PandemicEarly voting began Wednesday in the runoff election for the State Senate District 30 race, which stretches across 14 counties in North Texas.
Texas State Senate Staffers To Help Answer Workforce Commission Calls From UnemployedAlmost 200 senate staffers and members of the Lt. Governor’s team will begin TWC training on Thursday.