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Monday, Jan 9, 2017

Domestic Violence Bill Highlighted in Texas Session

Domestic Violence Bill Highlighted in Texas Session

The 2017 legislative session begins Tuesday, and on the table will be two new bills that take aim at domestic violence in Texas.

Monday, Jan 9, 2017

Texas Lawmakers Consider Reforming Marijuana Laws

Texas Lawmakers Consider Reforming Marijuana Laws

Several bills filed by Texas lawmakers would decriminalize marijuana in the state, or at least allow it for medical reasons.

Thursday, Jan 5, 2017

New Texas Bathroom Bill May Spark North Carolina-Like Uproar

New Texas Bathroom Bill May Spark North Carolina-Like Uproar

Top Texas Republicans are eager to bring a fight that sparked upheaval and business boycotts in North Carolina to the country's largest conservative state, unveiling Thursday a bill that would ban transgender...

Wednesday, Jan 4, 2017

State Lawmakers to Consider Vaccination Bills

State Lawmakers to Consider Vaccination Bills

State lawmakers meeting in Austin will consider ways to reduce the number of unvaccinated children in Texas.

Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016

TX Senator Pushes For English to Be Official State Language

TX Senator Pushes For English to Be Official State Language

Texas Sen. Bob Hall (R-Edgewood) introduced a bill to designate English to be the official language of Texas.

Friday, Dec 9, 2016

New Bill Aimed at Harsher Cyberbullying Penalties

New Bill Aimed at Harsher Cyberbullying Penalties

State legislators will consider "David's Law," which would make cyberbullying a crime in Texas.

Friday, Dec 9, 2016

Arlington Lawmaker Pushing Car Seat Safety Bill

Arlington Lawmaker Pushing Car Seat Safety Bill

For the second time, a North Texas lawmaker is trying to get a bill passed requiring-rear facing car seats for young children.

Monday, Dec 5, 2016

North Texas Lawmakers File Gun Legislation

North Texas Lawmakers File Gun Legislation

Last session, Texas state lawmakers approved both open and campus carry in Texas, after months of debate. Those issues may come up again this session.

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016

Texas House Speaker: Tough Decisions Ahead

Texas House Speaker: Tough Decisions Ahead

There may be fewer dollars available for the Texas legislative budget this year, and the speaker of the Texas House believes there could be tough choices ahead.

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016

Texas Legislature Could Consider Bathroom Bill

Texas Legislature Could Consider Bathroom Bill

Six weeks before the Texas legislature begins, Texas lawmakers are drafting legislation that includes several so-called bathroom bills.