Fearing business backlash and heeding advice from law enforcement, the bill never came through the procedural process for a vote in the Hous…
The uncertainty of a second special session looms as lawmakers end the session a day early.
Gov. Abbott’s Office put out a statement that said, “Our office believes this special session has produced a far better Texas than before.”
Texas’ Supreme Court has ruled the school finance system flawed but minimally constitutional.
At dueling press conferences, supporters and opponents appealed to representatives in an attempt to sway lawmakers.
The cuts have taken a toll on Early Childhood Intervention programs, which serve more than 50,000 children in Texas. In 2011, the state had …
State lawmakers are just days away from the end of the special session with a lot of work ahead. But there’s still a push to get action on o…
The bill would require voter approval on property tax increases over a certain percentage in larger Texas cities.
Texas is not the first state to consider banning insurance plans from covering abortions. Ten other states already have this law.
The Senate committee substitute only funded $311 million, Taylor said, instead of the robust sum offered by the House.
The Texas Senate has advanced new limits on local tree ordinances.
Friday’s unanimous House votes send the measures to Gov. Greg Abbott. Their passage drew House floor applause.
Senate Bill 1 would trigger a vote for property tax rate increases over 6 percent.
SB 4 is scheduled take effect on Sept. 1.
Medicaid is currently reimbursing private ambulance ride charges at around 60 percent, many of the EMS company representatives testified Tue…
Smithee said his bill only requires purchasing supplemental coverage for “elective” abortions, and promotes “economic freedom.”
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick met with House Speaker Joe Straus on Monday, Patrick confirmed in an email.
“Quite candidly, at this point I don’t know what a hearing would add when we already had hearings,” said Rep. Cook.
One Texas mayor said new restrictions that would come with SB 18 “won’t allow us to enhance our city.”
Advocates gathered this week at the Texas State Capitol for a bipartisan reading of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax in protest of the bill.