Texas lawmakers pass bills addressing power grid failure

The House and Senate passed some bills that will reform the state's main power grid, but Texans won't get any direct help with their electricity bills. Critics say the final versions of these bills do not go far enough to prevent further disasters and protect consumers.       

Dems walk, stop Texas GOP's sweeping voting restrictions

Texas Democrats pulled off a dramatic, last-ditch walkout in the state House of Representatives on Sunday night to block passage of one of the most restrictive voting bills in the U.S., leaving Republicans with no choice but to abandon a midnight deadline and declare the legislative session essentially over.

Texas GOP’s strict voting bill on the verge of final vote

The Texas Legislature was on the verge Sunday of signing off on some of the most restrictive voting measures in the U.S., putting the GOP on the brink of a major victory in their nationwide effort to tighten voting access following the 2020 election.