The visit marks the second of three planned meetings between Abbott and mayors from across the state.
The apology came three days after Trump’s speech to nearly 40,000 scouts and adults gathered in West Virginia.
Undocumented students in Austin head back to school facing questions about the future of the DACA program
A new bill passed Wednesday would force women to pay a separate health insurance premium to get coverage for abortions.
With the fate of thousands of active transgender troops now unknown, city leaders in Austin extend an invitation to join the force at APD.
“Never would I have dreamed death,” said Perkins, who watched doctors unsuccessfully scramble to save her daughter.
The protesters say they came to Austin in response to recent threats facing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Even though 18 mayors signed the letter, Abbott only invited mayors from smaller cities to join him in the meeting.
Overnight more than 10 bills were passed by state senators and now go onto the house.
With a Republican majority in the Senate, despite opposition from many Democrats, the bill was able to move forward.
In 2017, in the wake of outrage from families and health care providers, lawmakers restored around 20 percent of those cuts.
Last week, hundreds of people signed up to speak out against Senate Bill 3 and Senate Bill 6 at the Senate Committee on State Affairs.
If Trump were to fire Sessions, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein would be elevated to the top post on an acting basis.
The Senate has for years backed vouchers only to have them soundly defeated in the House.
The bill extends the state’s Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force until 2023. It was set to expire in 2019.
Because force is needed to resuscitate someone on the brink of death through CPR, sometimes physical harm can be inflicted.
The bill essentially amends Texas Election Code to increase criminal penalties for voter fraud. Offenders could face prison time.
Texas lawmakers have returned to Austin for the special session, taking up many of the same bills that failed to pass just months ago.
State senators heard nearly 20 hours of combined testimony between three different committee hearings on Saturday.
Gov. Greg Abbott gave new life to a bill about bathroom privacy by putting it on his special session call.