Approved 20-10 on Wednesday, the bill brings ride-hailing companies under Texas regulatory control and imposes fees.
The Texas Municipal League says a bill coming up for a vote in the House will cheat local government by hundreds of millions of dollars.
Opponents of the bill say it limits valuable information when doing background checks, but law enforcement will still have access.
KXAN first reported last November that very few arrests made by troopers along the border are for drug and human smuggling.
The sanctuary city ban goes into effect Sept. 1, 2017.
Supporters of a statewide ban on texting and driving say they have the votes to pass it through a last major hurdle.
“It definitely shows the influence of this small group of conservative lawmakers, at least in terms of procedurally disrupting things… But…
Angry and tearful lawmakers made pleas for their bills and some denounced the leadership in the state House.
A state debate right now: should we send 17-year-old felons to juvenile detention centers rather than state jails as we do now?
Uber and Lyft both have non-discrimination policies that don’t allow discrimination against riders or drivers based on sex or gender identit…
Quite a few issues are in deep trouble if they don’t pass before the midnight deadline.
Sponsors say the bill is designed to keep faith-based organizations offering child placement services.
Senate Bill 2 would call for an automatic election at eight percent and allow for taxpayers to petition at around five percent.
If a person feels like their rights were violated, the ACLU is asking people to call: 1-888-507-2970.
The House Committee on Public Health passed the bill by a 7-2 vote last week. It has yet to be scheduled for a vote on the House floor.
The Texas House passed House Bill 7 Monday, which aims to keep more kids with their biological parents and out of foster care.
Some important context here is Texas needs parents. One out of four kids in the child welfare system is waiting placement.
It is aimed at teachers who have licenses to carry concealed handguns and want to keep guns in their cars while at work.
Abbott signed the sanctuary cities ban into law Sunday night in a rare Facebook Live.
President Donald Trump and House Republicans celebrated the vote to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. But could the vote cost some…