“Never would I have dreamed death,” said Perkins, who watched doctors unsuccessfully scramble to save her daughter.
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.
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.
“I put daughters before dollars on this issue,” Sen. Kolkhorst said.
The Senate Committee on State Affairs is holding a public hearing Friday morning to discuss two newly filed bills, Senate Bill 3 and Senate …
There is hope state lawmakers could actually pass a school finance plan that would benefit your child’s school.
Immigration law was not on Gov. Greg Abbott’s special session call, but that has not stopped conversation about repealing the legislation.
The practice is not normally allowed, but special sessions are different.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick adjourned the Senate until 12:01 Thursday morning, in order to meet the requirement of three readings on three differen…
The move came Wednesday, during the second day of the 30-day special legislative session.