San Antonio Republican Joe Straus was re-elected unanimously by House members Tuesday for a for record-tying fifth term.
Texas Republicans on Thursday unveiled Senate Bill 6, which would require transgender people to use bathrooms in public schools, government buildings and public universities based on “biological sex.”
Texas health officials on Tuesday delivered a final legal notice to nix the funding Planned Parenthood receives through the Medicaid program.
Experts and pundits predicted that Hispanics would vote in record numbers to express their displeasure with Donald Trump. In Texas, it doesn’t look like that happened.
Feeding on outrage sparked by the release of controversial undercover videos of Planned Parenthood officials, Gov. Greg Abbott vowed one year ago to cut off $3.1 million in Medicaid funding that the organization’s Texas affiliates receive to provide family planning and women’s health care services to the poor.
Texas’ rate of uninsured people fell to 17.1% in 2015 as part of a steady decline in the share of uninsured residents following the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, according to new Census estimates released Tuesday.
FORT WORTH — Despite the state’s request for an expedited ruling, a federal judge took no action Friday on a request to block the Obama administration’s guidelines to accommodate transgender students.
Health care providers, funeral operators and women’s rights activists on Thursday are expected to tell Texas health officials that a rule requiring the cremation or burial of fetal remains will do little to improve public health and could be burdensome to women who miscarry and those seeking abortions.
The legal battle to defend Texas’ 2013 abortion restrictions — which the U.S. Supreme Court struck down as unconstitutional on Monday — cost Texas taxpayers more than $1 million, according to records obtained by The Texas Tribune.
Editor’s note: This story has been updated throughout.