Texas Senate Revives School Vouchers Amid House OppositionA Texas Senate committee is discussing a bill offering taxpayer-funded vouchers allowing some special education students to leave public schools for private alternatives.
Texas Senate Aiming To Move Divisive Bills At Breakneck PaceThe Texas Senate staged a midnight floor session Thursday as conservatives who dominate the chamber rushed to revive abortion restrictions, school vouchers and a "bathroom bill" before opponents have time to mobilize against them.
Texas Senate OKs Agency Oversight Bill In Late-Night SessionThe Texas Senate has approved bills reauthorizing the Texas Medical Board and other state agencies whose operations were jeopardized by similar measures stalling in May.
Another Texas Democrat Launches A State Senate FilibusterA Texas Democrat has staged another state Senate floor filibuster — but don't expect it to generate as much attention as Sen. Wendy Davis' marathon speech four years ago.
Gov. Abbott Pressuring House, Senate To Pass Bathroom BillGovernor Greg Abbott also discussed a wide range of issues impacting Texas this legislative session in a one-on-one interview.
Texas Senate Revives Full Bathroom Bill With Late-Night MoveThe state Senate voted 21-10 after 1 a.m. Wednesday to attach rules requiring transgender Texans to use public restrooms corresponding to their birth-certificate gender onto an otherwise unrelated proposal on county governments.
Texas Senate Approves Dallas Pension BillA bill to save the troubled Dallas Police and Fire Pension Fund came one step closer to becoming law on Tuesday.
Bill Could Turn Back Page, Return Power To Texas Board Of EdThe Texas Board of Education would expand its ability to reject textbooks it doesn't like, rolling back limits that have been in place for more than two decades, under a proposal on the verge of clearing the Legislature.
Texas Senate Attaches Voucher Plan To School Finance FixThe version the Senate approved after midnight increases classroom funding by only about $500 million, scraps the $210 per-student increase and adds a plan offering taxpayer funds that would go into education savings accounts that some special education students could use to attend private schools.
Texas Set To Pass Transgender Bathroom Law For SchoolsA transgender "bathroom bill" now appears to be on a fast-track to becoming law in Texas — though it may only apply to public schools.
Texas Senate Approves Rape Kit Funding MeasureThe Texas Senate has approved a bill allowing drivers to offer donations to help the state clear its backlog of untested rape kits.
Texas Senate OKs Statewide Ride-Hailing RulesGiven final approval 20-10 on Wednesday, the bill brings ride-hailing companies under Texas regulatory control and imposes fees.
Texas Senate Approves Eliminating Straight-Ticket VotingThe Texas Senate has preliminarily approved a bill eliminating straight-ticket voting statewide beginning in 2020.
Texas Senate Considers Bill To Kill Dallas County School Bus ServiceThe Texas state Senate is considering a bill to kill the agency that runs bus service for most of the Dallas County school districts.
Texas School Vouchers May Be Back From The Dead The Texas House thought it had killed school vouchers. The Senate is resurrecting them.