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

Feb 11, 2013

NBC 5 Flash Survey Results

NBC 5 Flash Survey Results

See results of NBC 5 Flash Survey questions about the 83rd Legislative session in Austin.

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.

Oct 23, 2013

Abortion Providers Ask Judge to Halt Texas Law

Abortion Providers Ask Judge to Halt Texas Law

A federal judge says he'll get an opinion out as quickly as he can and that he knows the clock is ticking.

Aug 29, 2013

New Laws Go Into Effect Sept. 1

New Laws Go Into Effect Sept. 1

On Sunday, Sept. 1, several new traffic and criminl laws will go into effect across the state of Texas.

Oct 29, 2013

Legislature Adjourns Third Special Session

Legislature Adjourns Third Special Session

The Texas Legislature ended its third special session Monday after passing a bill and a proposed constitutional amendment that would boost spending for roads and bridge.

Aug 4, 2013

Road Debate Will Start Third Special Session

Road Debate Will Start Third Special Session

State lawmakers will begin working soon on a way to pay for road construction in a third Special Session of the 2013 Texas Legislature, called by Gov. Rick Perry (R) Texas.

Jul 31, 2013

Absent Legislators Slow Decision on Transportation Funding

Absent Legislators Slow Decision on Transportation Funding

A third special session has been called to deal with funding transportation projects -- but legislators aren't showing up.