There is growing bipartisan support toward legalizing gambling in the state of Texas.
A state representative from Austin is looking to transform the way local elections are held, calling to shift to a growing process called ranked-choice voting.
Texas mayors from different political affiliations joined forces in a united voice to lobby the state Legislature on a Zoom call Friday. Some of the mayors also voiced additional concerns.
State lawmakers approved a new rule that punishes lawmakers who break quorum. It's in response to the last legislative session when most House Democrats went to Washington D.C. in protest of Republican-backed voting restrictions.
As Texas lawmakers consider what to do with an unprecedented $32.7 billion state surplus, leaders of the state’s six largest public university systems are pitching that nearly $1 billion be allocated toward higher education. If lawmakers agree, these university chancellors pledge to hold tuition flat for all undergraduate students for the next two academic years.
Here’s a rundown of how a bill becomes a law, how the Texas Legislature works and the power players who keep things moving under the Pink Dome.
The Texas Legislature reconvened Tuesday with a record amount of revenue for the budget and a record surplus on top of that.
The governor is calling for changes to the state’s ankle monitor system because of two murder cases in North Texas involving parolees.
The 88th Texas Legislature reconvenes in just one week and already state lawmakers have filed hundreds of bills. A budget surplus, border spending, school security, and sexually explicit library books are among the top priorities for lawmakers.
The Fort Worth ISD Board of Education wants Texas Governor Greg Abbott to call a special legislative session before the new school year begins to address gun violence.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick had asked House leaders to support his push for arming school police officers with bulletproof shields after the Uvalde shooting. House Speaker Dade Phelan is also asking for more money for mental health and school safety programs.
Texas House Speaker Dan Phelan said conversations about the issues outlined by Gov. Abbott are already underway, and added that the "House will get to work immediately."
Following the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas lawmakers are discussing the possibility of an emergency special session in Austin to create change.
In the wake of Tuesday’s deadly school shooting in Uvalde, the state’s Republican leaders are already facing questions about whether enough was done after past mass shootings.
Both Democrats and Republicans in a Texas Senate committee agreed there needs to be more oversight of the oil and gas industry. The concerns were about the role natural gas providers played during last year's deadly winter storm disaster.
It’s been three days since primary election day, but it’s still not clear who will be in a runoff among Democrats for Texas attorney general.
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.
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.
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.