As groups of legislators and tourists wound through the Capitol building, and a group of vaccine advocates from across the state gathered to talk strategy.
Texas lawmakers intentionally diluted the political clout of minority voters in drawing the State’s House districts, a panel of federal judges ruled Thursday.
At issue is a controversial accounting maneuver intended by the Senate to free up $2.5 billion by strategically delaying a payment to the state’s highway fund.
At its core, the biennial budget represents our values and priorities for Texas.
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.