Rick Perry said that he believed humans contributed to climate change and that he no longer supported the dissolution of the Department of Energy.
House Speaker Joe Straus told the Texas Association of Business that the “bathroom bill” was not his most urgent concern for the 85th Legislative Session.
Citing his conscience, U.S. Rep. Al Green, a Houston Democrat, announced he will not attend the swearing-in of President-elect Donald Trump.
Bills targeting “sanctuary cities” failed to pass the Texas Legislature in 2011 and 2015, but similar efforts have better chances of making it this session.
Texas’ children facing abuse and neglect will be a major focus during the 85th Legislative Session as lawmakers grapple with a tight budget
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.
Top Texas Republicans met Sunday with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen amid new tensions with China over the U.S. relationship with Taiwan.
Reproductive rights advocates worry that Texas lawmakers will defund abortion providers and dismantle access to sexual health services.
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.”