Complete coverage of the Texas Legislature.

Sunday, Jun 21, 2015

Tea Party Activists Want More Conservatism in Texas

Tea Party Activists Want More Conservatism in Texas

The Texas Legislature's tea party leaders are struggling to deliver on their most conservative promises.

Saturday, Jun 20, 2015

Gov. Abbott Cuts $300M from Texas Budget

Gov. Abbott Cuts $300M from Texas Budget

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has cut $300 million from the Texas budget and vetoed 42 bills, including two that would have tightened loose ethics laws that he vowed to strengthen upon taking office.

Thursday, Jun 18, 2015

'Freedom' Fries: TX Repeals Ban on Deep Fryers in Schools

'Freedom' Fries: TX Repeals Ban on Deep Fryers in Schools

It's about freedom, not the fries.

Thursday, Jun 18, 2015

Gov. Abbott Signs Bill to Protect First Responders

Gov. Abbott Signs Bill to Protect First Responders

Governor Greg Abbott has signed a bill aiming to protect first responders from communicable diseases.

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015

UT to Review All Academic Support Services For Athletes

UT to Review All Academic Support Services For Athletes

University of Texas President Greg Fenves says an investigation into allegations of academic misconduct in men's basketball could take a "couple of months," and he's ordered a broader review of academic services...

Monday, Jun 15, 2015

Gov. Greg Abbott Signs $3.8B Tax Cut

Gov. Greg Abbott Signs $3.8B Tax Cut

Governor Greg Abbott signed into law, June 15, $3.8 billion in tax cuts for businesses and, potentially, for homeowners.

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015

Abbott Stops at Gun Range to Sign Bill

Abbott Stops at Gun Range to Sign Bill

Gov. Greg Abbott stopped at a gun range to sign into law bills letting Texans carry concealed handguns on college campuses and openly carry them virtually everywhere else.

Thursday, Jun 11, 2015

Governor Abbot Signs "Pastor Protection" Bill

Governor Abbot Signs "Pastor Protection" Bill

Republican Governor Greg Abbott signed a "pastor protection" law June 11 that comes ahead of an impending U.S. Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage.

Monday, Jun 8, 2015

One-on-One With Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick

One-on-One With Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick

One week after the 84th Legislature ended, Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick was in North Texas. He sat down for a one-on-one interview with NBC 5's Julie Fine to discuss a wide range of topics, including...

Saturday, Jun 6, 2015

New Commission Studies Wrongful Convictions

New Commission Studies Wrongful Convictions

The efforts of lawmakers and the family of an inmate who was the state's first to be pardoned after death led to a new commission that will examine wrongful convictions.