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.
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.
House Bill 21 would give school districts 10 percent more money for students with dyslexia.
Supporters said the bill would protect the privacy and safety of Texans. Opponents argue the bill has already impacted transgender Texans, a…
The Texas Tribune’s Alana Rocha gave KXAN a progress report on what legislators have accomplished so far.
Texas senators are considering exempting law enforcement budgets and setting the cap at a county by county level instead of a single statewi…
The bipartisan reading aimed to “stand in opposition to current anti-tree legislation,” including House Bill 70, organizers said.
The bill, by Rep. Shawn Thierry, D- Houston, would apply to people who teach sixth grade and below.
The public corruption case against Dukes will now head to trial in October.
The speakers wanted to make their voices heard in contrast to claims that faith leaders supported the bills.
According to state analysts the bill would require the average teacher pay in each school district to be more than $51,000 a year by 2021.
The bill would require a commission to issue a report by the end of 2018 that recommends changes to the public school finance system.