Complete coverage of the Texas Legislature.

May 6, 2015

Texas Lawmakers OK Abortion Bills with Little Debate

Texas Lawmakers OK Abortion Bills with Little Debate

Abortion is again seizing the spotlight at the Texas Capitol -- but largely only in small doses and mostly without the heated debate and emotion of last session.

May 6, 2015

Texas Pro Teams Could Soon Hold Raffles for Cash

Texas Pro Teams Could Soon Hold Raffles for Cash

The Texas Senate has approved letting pro sport franchises conduct charitable raffles that include cash prizes.

May 6, 2015

Texas Rep., Gay Son Split Over Discrimination Bill

Texas Rep., Gay Son Split Over Discrimination Bill

A Texas lawmaker and his son, an HIV-positive gay activist, are split over a bill that would repeal ordinances banning discrimination.

May 6, 2015

Senate OKs Cutting Tuition Benefits for Vets

Senate OKs Cutting Tuition Benefits for Vets

The Texas Senate has approved slashing higher education benefits for veterans who are given free tuition for military service.

May 5, 2015

Bill Expands Requirements for DUI Drivers

Bill Expands Requirements for DUI Drivers

Under a bill that has passed the Texas House, convicted drunken drivers whose licenses are suspended may still drive -- but only while sober.

May 5, 2015

New Abortion Ban Easily Clears Texas Senate

New Abortion Ban Easily Clears Texas Senate

Most abortions in Texas could not be covered by insurance purchased through the Affordable Care Act under a bill that has cleared the Republican-controlled Senate.

May 4, 2015

Texas Legislature Acts to Stop Fracking Bans

Texas Legislature Acts to Stop Fracking Bans

Texas moved Monday to ban its own cities from imposing prohibitions on hydraulic fracturing and other potentially environmentally harmful oil and natural gas drilling activities within their boundaries.

May 4, 2015

Texas Senate Votes to Scrap H.S. Steroids Testing

Texas Senate Votes to Scrap H.S. Steroids Testing

The Texas Senate has voted to scrap the state's high school steroids testing program after more than 60,000 tests caught just a handful of cheaters since 2007.

Apr 30, 2015

Senate OKs Divisive Limits on Hail Insurance Claims

Senate OKs Divisive Limits on Hail Insurance Claims

The Senate has approved imposing limits on Texas homeowners filing insurance claims for roof damage following hailstorms -- despite opponents' worries it favors insurers over policyholders.

Apr 29, 2015

TX Proposal Would Name Judges Who Grant Teen Abortions

TX Proposal Would Name Judges Who Grant Teen Abortions

State lawmakers consider a bill to reveal the names of judges who permit teenagers to terminate a pregnancy if they don't have required parental consent.