Complete coverage of the 83rd session of the Texas Legislature.

Jul 8, 2013

Abortion Debate Resumes in Austin

Abortion Debate Resumes in Austin

Activists on both sides of the abortion debate are at the Texas Capitol again as lawmakers debate a contentious bill that would create new restrictions. An abortion rights rally and a hearing in the House drew...

Jul 3, 2013

Texas House Committee Approves Abortion Rules

Texas House Committee Approves Abortion Rules

Texas Republicans voted early Wednesday to move forward with new abortion restrictions, after limiting testimony at a public hearing, refusing to consider Democratic amendments.

Jul 3, 2013

Texas House Committee Approves Abortion Rules

Texas House Committee Approves Abortion Rules

Texas Republicans voted early Wednesday to move forward with new abortion restrictions.

Jul 3, 2013

Thousands Sign Up to Testify on Abortion Bill

Thousands Sign Up to Testify on Abortion Bill

More than 2,300 people signed up to testify about proposed abortion restrictions before a Texas House committee on Tuesday, but rules imposed by the panel's top Republican mean no more than 100 members of...

Jul 2, 2013

Texas House Holds Hearing on Abortion Bill

Texas House Holds Hearing on Abortion Bill

A Texas House committee has begun hearing testimony on a bill that would put greater restrictions on abortions.

Jul 2, 2013

Lawmakers, Protestors Reconvene for New Abortion Fight

Lawmakers, Protestors Reconvene for New Abortion Fight

State troopers lined the halls of the Texas Capitol, and 5,000 protesters rallied outside against proposed abortion legislation, as lawmakers convened Monday for a second special session that Republican leaders...

Jul 2, 2013

Legislative Committees to Hear Bills Tuesday

Legislative Committees to Hear Bills Tuesday

The Texas Legislature will consider bills on transportation funding, juvenile justice, and abortion in the first hearings of the new special session.

Jul 2, 2013

TX Lawmakers Call Recess, Thousands Rally Capitol

TX Lawmakers Call Recess, Thousands Rally Capitol

The Texas Legislature has recessed for the week, less than an hour after convening its second special session. That was just long enough to refer abortion legislation to committees for public hearings.

Jul 1, 2013

Texas Senate Convenes, Calls Recess

Texas Senate Convenes, Calls Recess

Round two of Texas' fierce ideological battle over abortion limits never got started Monday, the day a second special session of of the Texas Legislature began. About a half-hour into the proceeding, a motion to...

Jul 1, 2013

Davis Weighing Future Political Plans

Davis Weighing Future Political Plans

State Sen. Wendy Davis hasn't decided whether she'll run for another office.