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.
House Votes To Compile Data On Complications From AbortionsThe Texas House has voted to require medical clinics to report complications from abortions performed statewide.
Texas Senate Votes To Bar College 'Free Speech Zones'Supporters of the ban say using the free speech zones actually prohibits speech by implying free expression is not allowed across the rest of campus.
Bathroom Bill Has One More Chance In The Texas HouseControversial Bill 2899 or what is often referred to as the 'bathroom bill' missed a key deadline in the Texas House, but some say it still has a chance to survive.
Steroids Bill Could Ban Texas Transgender WrestlerThe Texas Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill that would let state officials ban a transgender high school wrestling champion from competing.
Texas House OKs Bill On Improper Teacher-Student RelationshipsThe Texas House has approved a Senate bill meant to curb improper relationships between teachers and students.
Texas Senate Approves Allowing Guns In Parked Cars At SchoolsA similar, bipartisan measure has cleared a committee in the state House but not yet reached a floor vote in that chamber.
Texas Senate OKs Reimbursing Police For Immigration TrainingICE runs a training program in South Carolina for participating law enforcement officers.
Texas Senate Votes To Eliminate Vehicle Safety InspectionsThe Texas Senate has approved a bill that would eliminate the state's mandatory safety inspections for most vehicles.