Complete coverage of the Texas Legislature.

May 29, 2015

Lawmakers Approve Teen Abortion Restrictions

Lawmakers Approve Teen Abortion Restrictions

Texas lawmakers have voted to tighten rules for teenagers seeking to get an abortion without parental consent.

May 29, 2015

Texas Legislature Sends Open Carry Bill to Abbott

Texas Legislature Sends Open Carry Bill to Abbott

Texas lawmakers have approved licensed open carry of handguns on the streets of the nation's second-most populous state.

May 29, 2015

Abbott Gives Reporters Extra Libel Protection

Abbott Gives Reporters Extra Libel Protection

Final tweaks to Texas' $209 billion budget allowing for $3.8 billion in tax cuts have passed the Legislature and are headed to Gov. Greg Abbott.

May 29, 2015

TX Legislature OKs Budget Containing $3.8B in Tax Cuts

TX Legislature OKs Budget Containing $3.8B in Tax Cuts

Final tweaks to Texas' $209 billion budget allowing for $3.8 billion in tax cuts have passed the Legislature and are headed to Gov. Greg Abbott.

May 29, 2015

TX Lawmakers Vote to End High School Steroids Testing

TX Lawmakers Vote to End High School Steroids Testing

Texas lawmakers voted Friday to dismantle the state's high school steroids testing program after eight years.

May 28, 2015

Texting and Driving Ban Dies in Texas Senate

Texting and Driving Ban Dies in Texas Senate

There will not be a texting and driving ban this legislative session. A bill that would have outlawed texting and driving statewide never made it for a vote in the Texas Senate.

May 28, 2015

State to Pay Erath County for 'American Sniper' Trial

State to Pay Erath County for 'American Sniper' Trial

The Texas Legislature is reimbursing a North Texas county for costs incurred during the trial of a man who killed "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and his friend.

May 28, 2015

TX Lawmakers Reach Agreement on Open Carry Bill

TX Lawmakers Reach Agreement on Open Carry Bill

Texas state lawmakers have negotiated a final version of a bill allowing licensed open carry of handguns, priming it for a likely Friday vote to send it to Gov. Greg Abbott.

May 28, 2015

TX Lawmakers Reach Agreement on Open Carry Bill

TX Lawmakers Reach Agreement on Open Carry Bill

Texas state lawmakers have negotiated a final version of a bill allowing licensed open carry of handguns, priming it for a likely Friday vote to send it to Gov. Greg Abbott.

May 28, 2015

Campus Carry Bill May Allow 'Gun-Free Zones'

Campus Carry Bill May Allow 'Gun-Free Zones'

A contentious bill allowing concealed handguns on college campuses in Texas will likely let schools carve out large gun-free zones, as state lawmakers negotiate final language before Monday's deadline.