Complete coverage of the Texas Legislature.

Mar 1, 2015

Upping Juvenile Criminal Age to 18 May Be Texas Non-Starter

Upping Juvenile Criminal Age to 18 May Be Texas Non-Starter

Efforts are underway in the Texas Legislature to change a state law that automatically classifies 17-year-olds charged with a crime as adults, but they'll likely be halted by a senator who chairs a committee...

Mar 9, 2015

Texas Lawmakers Mull Boosting Foster Care Training

Texas Lawmakers Mull Boosting Foster Care Training

State lawmakers are discussing whether to require 35 hours of training for potential foster care parents, more than double what some are now required to have.

Feb 15, 2015

On-Tap at Texas Legislature: State of the State; Runoffs

On-Tap at Texas Legislature: State of the State; Runoffs

The big issues to watch in the Texas Legislature.

Jan 29, 2015

Texas Bill Would Require Rear-Facing Car Seats

Texas Bill Would Require Rear-Facing Car Seats

A North Texas lawmaker has filed a bill he hopes will keep young children safe in the car. It's something many parents are already doing: keeping their child in a car set facing backward.

Jan 26, 2015

Guns on Campus Bill Has Votes to Pass TX Senate: GOP

Guns on Campus Bill Has Votes to Pass TX Senate: GOP

Two Republican senators say a proposal that would allow college students to carry guns on campus already has enough support to pass the upper chamber.

Jan 22, 2015

TX Legislation Would Allow Guns Without Licenses

TX Legislation Would Allow Guns Without Licenses

A Texas lawmaker has introduced a bill that does away with the need for Texans to have licenses to carry guns.

Jan 21, 2015

Abbott Sends Appointments to Senate for Approval

Abbott Sends Appointments to Senate for Approval

New Gov. Greg Abbott has submitted his first three appointments to the Texas Senate for approval.

Jan 12, 2015

Texas Legislative Session Begins Tuesday in Austin

Texas Legislative Session Begins Tuesday in Austin

Texas lawmakers return to work Tuesday for the first day of the new legislative session. They will begin the session with $7.5 billion left over from the current budget.

Dec 1, 2014

Texas Lawmakers Set $94.3 Billion Budget Cap

Texas Lawmakers Set $94.3 Billion Budget Cap

Lawmakers have capped key parts of the next state budget at nearly $94.3 billion, up almost $10 billion from the current 2-year spending cycle.

Dec 2, 2013

Texas Charter School Donations Rising: AP

Texas Charter School Donations Rising: AP

A new landmark law to boost public school alternatives in Texas followed a surge in political contributions by current and former board members and employees of the state's six-largest charter school operators.