Posted on · Abbott’s endorsement of Senate Bill 2 gives teeth to Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick’s threat to force the Legislature into special session, unless the House passes the original Senate property tax reform bill.
Posted on · Texas' Republican-controlled Senate approved a bill early Monday that allows publicly funded foster care and adoption agencies to refuse to place children with non-Christian, unmarried or gay prospective parents because of religious objections.
Posted on · A transgender "bathroom bill" reminiscent of one in North Carolina that caused a national uproar now appears to be on a fast-track to becoming law in Texas — though it may only apply to public schools.
Posted on · Yes, I'm only a bill.
Posted on · "Feels like every time I get back on my feet, she come around and knock me down again."
Posted on · The Texas House on Thursday passed a package of sweeping measures aimed at addressing a crisis in the state's child welfare system.
Posted on · Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick threatened to push for a special legislative session to pass bills to regulate bathroom use for transgender Texans and set new thresholds for when cities and counties must get voter approval for tax rates.
Posted on · From the Rio Grande Valley to West Texas, Texans who live along the Rio Grande are preparing for the possible border wall — some eagerly, others fearfully.
Posted on · Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick is demanding a House vote on property tax reform and a bathroom bill. He says the Senate won’t pass a budget or a sunset bill for key state agencies until it does.
Posted on · Updates with Judiciary Committee asking for memos and any audio recordings.
Posted on · A federal grand jury handed state Sen. Carlos Uresti, D-San Antonio, two indictments Tuesday: one for his involvement in a now-bankrupt company accused of misleading investors and another for alleged bribery surrounding a government contract.
Posted on · With deadlines looming, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on Wednesday threatened to push for a special legislative session to pass a bill to regulate bathroom use for transgender Texans and legislation to set new thresholds for when cities and counties must get voter approval for their tax rates.
Posted on · U.S. Rep. Al Green, D-Houston, called for the impeachment of President Donald Trump from the House chamber on Wednesday morning.
Posted on · After it was revealed the former FBI director penned a memo, saying Trump asked to end the Mike Flynn investigation, Democrats are raising the "I" word prospect. But that's still very far afield.
Posted on · Texas legislators are seeking to deny work-study aid to immigrants attending public college under a temporary residency permit, a move that starkly contrasts with a policy enacted 16 years ago that positioned the state as the nation's most welcoming place for foreign-born students.