San Antonio Republican Joe Straus was re-elected unanimously by House members Tuesday for a for record-tying fifth term.
State lawmakers will face a tight fiscal picture and varying priorities that naturally accompany the last regular session before statewide elections.
Reproductive rights advocates worry that Texas lawmakers will defund abortion providers and dismantle access to sexual health services.
Jan. 10 marks the start of the 85th legislative session in Texas, but hundreds of bills have already been filed, and many are quickly making headlines.
Changes in federal policy during the coming Trump administration could mean big changes in state policy in Texas. But it’s probably going to take some time.
The filings come less than a week after several other states approved measures weakening marijuana laws. And according to the bills filed Monday, Texas lawmakers are looking to do the same thing.
DALLAS — Ensuring that children and other vulnerable Texans are not left behind as the state grows should be the focus of the next legislative session, Texas House Speaker Joe Straus said on Tuesday.