Complete coverage of the Texas Legislature.

Apr 8, 2015

Legislators Introduce 4 Bills Inspired by West Blast

Legislators Introduce 4 Bills Inspired by West Blast

State legislators in Austin are introducing bills to make sure an incident like the 2013 explosion in West never happens again.

Apr 7, 2015

Some TX Lawmakers Oppose Changing Religious Objection Law

Some TX Lawmakers Oppose Changing Religious Objection Law

Texas lawmakers and top business leaders vowed Tuesday to kill two proposed constitutional amendments they say will promote anti-gay discrimination and could lead to backlash similar to recent reactions...

Apr 6, 2015

Texas Lawmakers Push to Close 'Bypass' for Teen Abortions

Texas Lawmakers Push to Close 'Bypass' for Teen Abortions

Texas conservatives are looking to block more teen abortions in Texas.

Apr 2, 2015

House Mulls Upping Juvenile Criminal Age

House Mulls Upping Juvenile Criminal Age

A Texas House panel is hearing the case for -- and against -- changing the state's definition of who is considered an adult in the criminal justice system.

Mar 30, 2015

TX Senate Approves Rating Schools with Letter Grades

TX Senate Approves Rating Schools with Letter Grades

The Texas Senate has given preliminary approval to rating public schools statewide by letter grades A through F.

Mar 25, 2015

Senate OKs Tax Cuts To Save Homeowners $200

Senate OKs Tax Cuts To Save Homeowners $200

The biggest proposed tax cuts in Texas in a decade are starting to clear the Republican-controlled Senate, starting with a roughly $200 break for homeowners.

Mar 25, 2015

House OKs Ban on Texting While Driving

House OKs Ban on Texting While Driving

The Texas House has approved a statewide ban on texting while driving, advancing a plan that cleared the Legislature previously but fell victim to a gubernatorial veto -- and may face a similar fate this time.

Mar 24, 2015

Texas Bill Would Limit Local Anti-Fracking Ordinances

Texas Bill Would Limit Local Anti-Fracking Ordinances

A bill that would limit cities and towns from passing local ordinances restricting oil and gas drilling and exploration is headed to the full Senate.

Mar 19, 2015

Border Security Bill Clears Texas House

Border Security Bill Clears Texas House

Plans to hire hundreds of new state troopers for the Texas-Mexico border is part of a sweeping border security measure that has cleared the state House.

Mar 19, 2015

Texas Closer to Allowing Guns on Campus

Texas Closer to Allowing Guns on Campus

The Texas Senate has given final approval to a proposal allowing people with proper licenses to carry concealed handguns on college campuses.