Posted on · The House voted 121-23 to suspend the attorney general and refer him to the Senate for trial on charges of bribery, abuse of office and obstruction. It was the first such impeachment since 1975.
Posted on · The bill was passed out of committee 8-5. Two Republicans, Reps. Sam Harless of Spring and Justin Holland of Rockwall, voted with Democrats on the measure.
Posted on · The Texas Legislature has nine lawmakers who are openly LGBTQ, all Democrats, including Reps. Ann Johnson and Jolanda Jones of Houston. At the same time, some Republican lawmakers are pushing a slate of bills aimed at drag queens, transgender children and how sexuality is discussed in schools.
Posted on · The budget bills filed Wednesday would also allocate $600 million to the Texas Education Agency to help school districts “in implementing school safety initiatives.”
Posted on · The bill still needs final approval by the House — usually a formality after it's passed in the chamber's first vote — and then will head to the Senate.
Posted on · Texas Democrats expected a "big flip" this year. What happened?
Posted on · These are some of the stories Houston Public Media is covering.
Posted on · Next week could see the public airing of a secret recording that has had the Texas Capitol twisted in drama for most of the summer. With that, members of the Texas House can decide whether their speaker, Dennis Bonnen, made a big mistake or a little one.
Posted on · Members of the House minority say they want to consider legislation “closing the background check loopholes” and “banning the sale of high-capacity magazines.”
Posted on · Bonnen will announce his top bills for the session in the coming days, but he’s already made it clear public school finance and property taxes are his top priorities for the legislative session.
Posted on · Bonnen made the announcement at a press conference at the Capitol.
Posted on · State Rep. Larry Gonzales, R-Round Rock, resigned this week; he had already decided against serving another term.
Posted on · Both chambers hope to have certain fixes in place before student return to school in August.
Posted on · The Sherman Republican will step down April 30
Posted on · The Committee on Urban Affairs will hear testimonies regarding both short-term and long-term needs