Lawmakers must redraw the state’s political maps to account for a decade’s worth of growth, but the process leaves enough room for political manipulation. Here’s how it’ll work.
Gov. Greg Abbott signed SB1 into law today. The controversial Texas election reform law is already being challenged in court.
Prior to the bill’s passage, some courts had released people accused of crimes on personal bonds that did not require money.
The Texas Legislature is expected to return soon for another special session focused on redrawing the state's political maps.
The Texas House is set to vote on restoring the funding that pays salaries for thousands of state legislative staffers.
The House is expected to give the bill final approval on Friday, leaving the House and Senate to resolve their differences before the legislation heads to Abbott.
The Republican-controlled Texas House is expected to vote on election legislation Thursday for the first time since Democrats blocked it in late May by leaving the regular legislative session. Now, in this second special session, the House has a quorum with the return of some breakaway Democrats.
A Texas House committee approved a plan to expand virtual learning. The proposal calls for the state to cover the costs of online learning for most public districts and some charter schools until September of 2023.
As work in the special session resumes Monday, members of the Texas House will hear from the public about a controversial election bill.
The return of a handful of Democratic lawmakers abruptly and messily drew to a close one of the few -- and lengthiest -- quorum breaks in modern Texas history.
Texas Democrats continue to draw a line in the sand, vowing to not return to the state until the special session ends.
Texas Democrats are entering their third week in Washington D.C., denying Republicans a quorum in the Texas House to continue the special session.
Some state lawmakers are trying to prevent the University of Texas from leaving the Big 12 without the legislature's approval.
At least one Texas Democrat returned to Austin from Washington D.C. to talk with Republicans about voting legislation that prompted Democrats to leave the state in the first place.
A COVID-19 outbreak among the renegade Texas Democrats in D.C has jeopardized their chances of meeting with President Joe Biden on voting rights.
Two more fully vaccinated members of the Texas House Democratic Caucus, who are in Washington D.C., have tested positive for COVID-19.
Three fully vaccinated members of the Texas House Democratic Caucus who are in Washington D.C. have tested positive for COVID-19.
A change to the Texas Legislature quorum rules would take more than a vote by lawmakers -- it would also require Texans to vote.
More than 50 Texas House Democrats who left the state to stop elections law changes say they aren't coming back until the special legislative session is over. Republicans are now saying the protest is holding up bond reform legislation.
The standoff hit day four on Thursday, with Texas Democrats vowing not to leave D.C. despite House Speaker Phelan offering to send a plane to pick up the lawmakers this weekend.