Newly purchased school buses in Texas must have three-point seat belts for all riders under a new state law.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, officials continue to warn of lingering environmental hazards, including health risks posed by receding floodwater.
The Texas Senate advanced a municipal annexation bill Sunday, the fifth bill sent to to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk during the special legislative session.
Patrick’s remarks came halfway through a special legislative session in which lawmakers have repeatedly taken aim at local governments.
In an overnight vote, the Senate approved a measure that prohibits local and state government agencies from contracting with abortion providers and their affiliates.
Big-city police chiefs called on lawmakers to reject the “bathroom bill,” saying the measure is discriminatory and does not keep the public safe.
A fast-moving Senate gave early approval to critical “sunset legislation” on Wednesday afternoon.