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Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017

Backlash in Texas Over Anti-LGBT Bill Begins with Author

Backlash in Texas Over Anti-LGBT Bill Begins with Author

Backlash over Texas' efforts to adopt anti-LGBT bathroom laws has begun, with a best-selling author snubbing lawmakers and Dallas civic leaders warning major sporting events could go elsewhere.

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017

Abbott Urges Unity Ahead of Potentially Contentious Session

Abbott Urges Unity Ahead of Potentially Contentious Session

Gov. Greg Abbott opened the Texas legislative session on Tuesday calling on lawmakers to put aside their differences, but they are unlikely to do so.

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017

Texas Legislature Opens 85th Session; Straus Named Speaker

Texas Legislature Opens 85th Session; Straus Named Speaker

Texas legislators opened the state's 85th Legislature Tuesday, the first time they've convened since June 2015.

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017

TX Lawmakers Face Cash Crunch, Bathroom Bill

TX Lawmakers Face Cash Crunch, Bathroom Bill

A cash crunch and a potential policy showdown over a North Carolina-style transgender bathroom bill are raising tensions as Texas lawmakers return to work Tuesday.

Monday, Jan 9, 2017

Texas Legislature Convenes with Smaller Budget Estimate

Texas Legislature Convenes with Smaller Budget Estimate

When the Texas Legislature convenes Tuesday in Austin, there will be less money for the budget than there was in the 2015 session.

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.