If voters approve the measure next year, it will raise the state’s homestead exemption from $25,000 to $40,000 for school district property taxes, netting the average homeowner about $176 in savings.
Texas Republicans have approved redrawn U.S. House maps that favor incumbents and could decrease political representation for growing minority communities in the nation's largest red state.
A House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection is moving swiftly on Tuesday to hold former White House aide Steve Bannon in contempt.
Gov. Greg Abbott late in the session asked lawmakers to pass a bill mirroring his recent executive order prohibiting any entity from mandating proof of vaccination for employees and customers. There are two bills that would accomplish the governor’s ask. But as of right now, it’s not likely to pass.
The Justice Department asked the high court Monday to lift an order imposed by a conservative federal appeals court that has allowed Texas to continue enforcing the nation's strictest curbs on abortion.
A bill that would restrict transgender student-athletes from playing on school sports teams that align with their gender identity is heading to Gov. Greg Abbott's desk after the Texas House accepted Senate amendments to the legislation in a 76-61 vote Sunday afternoon.
Texas Republicans on Saturday night closed in on redrawn U.S. House maps that would shore up their eroding dominance as voters peel away from the GOP in the state’s booming suburbs.
The redistricting maps now go to Gov. Greg Abbott's desk. However, Democrats believe it's unfair to minority voters and expect a court battle.
Critics of the legislation, including transgender advocates, say it unfairly targets transgender children and puts them and cisgender children at risk for being discriminated against.
As part of his continued push for his stalled social spending bill, President Joe Biden claimed investments in child care and other social safety net programs are imperative to keep America competitive in the global economy.
A new bill filed in the State Senate aims to require companies to provide an exemption for people who don't want a vaccine for reasons as simple as someone's "conscience." Medical professionals argued that vaccines work and can keep workers safe. Supporters of the bill argued mandates are a form of "discrimination."
The Texas House approved legislation on Thursday that would restrict transgender student-athlete participation in school sports, clearing a notable hurdle for supporters of the measure after similar legislation sailed through the Senate and stalled in the House three times prior this year.
The decision Thursday night keeps the law known as Senate Bill 8 in place as the Justice Department tries halting the law.
The Texas House approved its proposal for state representation for the next ten years. It solidifies the Republican majority, adding districts with white voter majorities. But at least one North Texas Democrat secured a minor victory for his party in Dallas County.
The Dallas Regional Chamber distanced itself from the governor, saying businesses should make their own decisions. The Texas Hospital Association president said in a statement that the time is now to set politics aside.
The House approved a short-term debt ceiling increase so President Joe Biden can sign it into law this week.
The Biden administration urged the courts again Monday night to step in and suspend a new Texas law that has banned most abortions since early September.
“No entity in Texas can compel receipt of a COVID-19 vaccine by any individual, including an employee or a consumer, who objects to such vaccination for any reason of personal conscience, based on a religious belief, or for medical reasons, including prior recovery from COVID-19,” Abbott wrote in his order.
George Clooney shot down a second career in politics on Sunday, claiming he would rather have a “nice life” and is looking to lighten his workload.
A federal appeals court is temporarily allowing the nation’s toughest abortion law to resume in Texas.