A Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer-backed data privacy bill was signed into law, but not before it was pruned of its most forceful proposals.
The Texas House and Senate passed a bill that would criminalize indirect online harassment and strengthen David’s Law, but Abbott vetoed the measure.
The 2020-21 budget, which state lawmakers approved in May, includes a significant boost in spending compared with two years ago.
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It wasn’t all bad news on Wednesday, as San Antonio City Council was briefed on the high and low points in the 86th Texas legislative session.
The Texas Senate gaveled out without confirming David Whitley, who questioned the citizenship of thousands of legitimate voters.
Conflicting personalities have gotten in the way of policy goals, but keeping tensions behind the scenes and reaching compromises helped the 86th Legislature pass landmark reform.
The Texas Legislature on Sunday advanced a $250.7 billion two-year budget, sending it to Gov. Greg Abbott, who could veto individual line items.
Lawmakers have reached a final deal to increase public education funding and cut school district taxes – and it includes teacher raises and all-day pre-K.
Texas’ top political leaders announced that the Legislature had reached agreements on top priorities, including school finance and property tax reform.
Legislation blocking paid sick leave ordinances missed the deadline to be considered on the House floor. Now businesses are counting on the courts.