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

Jul 29, 2013

Third Special Session for Legislature Possible

Third Special Session for Legislature Possible

A proposed constitutional amendment boosting funding for roads and transportation infrastructure by more than $840 annually garnered just 84 votes in the Texas House late Monday, 16 fewer than it needed...

Jul 29, 2013

Legislature Set to Pass Transportation Funding

Legislature Set to Pass Transportation Funding

The Texas Legislature is expected to finally pass a proposed constitutional amendment to boost funding for roads and bridges.

Jul 25, 2013

Legislature Looks to Finish Transportation Funding Bill

Legislature Looks to Finish Transportation Funding Bill

The Texas Senate and House could wrap up the second special session by approving a proposed constitutional amendment increasing funding for road and bridge construction.

Feb 12, 2014

Perry Signs Abortion Restriction Bill

Perry Signs Abortion Restriction Bill

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has signed sweeping new abortion restrictions that sparked weeks of protests at the state Capitol into law. Perry signed the legislation at a ceremony Thursday morning.

Jul 18, 2013

Texas House Tries Transportation Bill Again

Texas House Tries Transportation Bill Again

The Texas House is expected to make another attempt to approve a new funding mechanism for highways and bridges.

Jul 15, 2013

Texas House to Discuss Transportation Measure

Texas House to Discuss Transportation Measure

The Texas House convenes Monday to discuss increasing funding for highway and transportation infrastructure projects.

Oct 29, 2013

Texas Senate Passes New Abortion Restrictions

Texas Senate Passes New Abortion Restrictions

The Texas Senate passed sweeping new abortion restrictions late Friday, sending them to Republican Gov. Rick Perry to sign into law after weeks of protests and rallies that drew thousands of people to the...

Jul 12, 2013

Protesters Removed from Gallery as Senate Debates

Protesters Removed from Gallery as Senate Debates

Activists on both sides of the abortion bill issue are crowding the Texas State Capitol as lawmakers debate the controversial abortion bill.

Feb 12, 2014

Protesters Disrupt Debate on Abortion Bill

Protesters Disrupt Debate on Abortion Bill

With the Texas Senate poised to pass sweeping abortion restrictions, a protest briefly halted debate Friday night before the chamber's leader ordered officers to remove those disrupting the proceedings.

Jul 12, 2013

Texas Abortion Bill: What's at Stake

Texas Abortion Bill: What's at Stake

In case you're wondering why the proposed Texas abortion restrictions are a big deal to so many, here's a look at the legislation and what's at stake.