Posted on · Law makers want to raise the age to purchase a product they say is killing Texas youth.
Posted on · Tuesday's Senate Education Committee debate on private school subsidies lasted more than seven hours and saw experts on both sides arguing they knew best how to educate black and Latino Texas students.
Posted on · Mayor Sylvester Turner argues the package is needed to balance the city’s budget and to address a long-term budget crisis. Firefighters say they’re being treated unfairly.
Posted on · The upper chamber gave final passage to a bill that would ban what opponents call "partial-birth" abortions and put restrictions on donating fetal tissue, and initial approval to one that would ban doctors from performing dilation and evacuation abortions.
Posted on · The Senate approved a bill Wednesday that would require transgender people to use the bathroom that corresponds to the sex they were assigned at birth. Known as the "bathroom bill," Senate Bill 6 passed on a 21-10 vote along party lines.
Posted on · Supporters of Senate Bill 2 say the measure is needed to keep people from losing their homes. Opponents say it would starve local government of funding needed to provide critical services – and charge the bill’s author with using misleading statistics to make his case.
Posted on · Supporters of the measure argued SB 6 is necessary to protect women from sexual predators. Opponents countered it would aggravate the dangers to transgender individuals.
Posted on · The criminal justice reform bill would outlaw certain law enforcement practices linked to racial profiling. The state’s largest police association has already come out against it.
Posted on · The bill and its supporting resolutions call for a national convention that would amend the U.S. Constitution to limit the power of the federal government. They now move to the House.
Posted on · While the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance may be gone, there are still local protections in place for transgender individuals at the University of Houston and in HISD schools. SB 6 would strike those down, along with similar rules in five other Texas cities.
Posted on · Texas Senate Bill 4 is often referred to as the “Sanctuary Cities” bill. But the bill as worded could go much deeper than the city level to target undocumented immigrants.
Posted on · Top Texas Republicans unveiled legislation Tuesday that would overhaul the state’s voter identification rules, an effort to comply with court rulings that have found the current law discriminates against minority groups.
Posted on · SB2 has faced stiff opposition from local governments. Senator Paul Bettencourt, the bill’s author, hopes the endorsement from Texas’ 11th largest county will help sway the top ten.
Posted on · The measure would add Texas to the list of states seeking a raft of amendments to limit the power of the federal government. But some conservatives warn calling such a convention could backfire.
Posted on · The bill would bar governments from forcing religious leaders to hand over copies of their sermons. It stems directly from former Mayor Annise Parker’s battle with pastors over the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance.