Interviews with current and former lawmakers and legislative aides indicate sexual harassment regularly goes unchecked at the Texas Capitol.
Between the federal government, the Red Cross and private charities, billions of dollars will be spent to help Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas. The Tribune is tracking how it’s spent.
Reporter Morgan Smith and photographer Michael Stravato recently toured southeast Texas to document Harvey’s aftermath.
Hundreds of new state laws will go into effect Friday, including a statewide ban on texting while driving and lower fees for handgun licenses.
With five days left in the special session, legislation finally began reaching Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk on Friday
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Speaker Joe Straus had their first one-on-one meeting in months Monday afternoon.
The Texas House and Senate are taking different approaches to the governor’s agenda and could be headed for another standoff on the “bathroom bill.”
In an overnight vote, the Senate approved a measure that prohibits local and state government agencies from contracting with abortion providers and their affiliates.
After overruling objections from Democrats, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick referred the bills to committee, which promptly – an unanimously – approved them.
Top State leaders have remained silent on whether they’ll provide more resources for sex-trafficking victims or more funding for the child welfare system.