Complete coverage of the Texas Legislature.

Mar 16, 2015

Senators Discuss Ban on Immigration "Sanctuary Cities"

Senators Discuss Ban on Immigration "Sanctuary Cities"

State senators are renewing discussion on a divisive immigration bill banning so-called "sanctuary cities."

Mar 15, 2015

Legislation Proposes to Modify Sunday Blue Laws in Texas

Legislation Proposes to Modify Sunday Blue Laws in Texas

Lawmakers are again pitching a series of bills meant to end or modify Sunday blue laws in Texas that place restrictions on the sale of vehicles and liquor.

Mar 15, 2015

What to Watch: House Trafficking Bill, Gun Bills in Senate?

What to Watch: House Trafficking Bill, Gun Bills in Senate?

Here are some other upcoming issues at the Texas Capitol.

Mar 13, 2015

Lawmaker Wants Limits on Recording Police

Lawmaker Wants Limits on Recording Police

A Republican Texas lawmaker wants to create strict buffer zones between police and "independent bloggers" who record police activity.

Mar 12, 2015

State Senators Mull Plan to Rate Schools Using Letter Grades

State Senators Mull Plan to Rate Schools Using Letter Grades

State senators are discussing a much-watched plan to rate public schools statewide by letter grades A through F.

Mar 11, 2015

Texas Lawmaker Drops Religious Freedom Proposal

Texas Lawmaker Drops Religious Freedom Proposal

A legislator has scrapped his proposal preventing the government from burdening a person's free exercise of religion after opposition from Texas businesses.

Mar 11, 2015

House Committee Hears 10 Bills on Truancy

House Committee Hears 10 Bills on Truancy

A small crowd of protesters has gathered in Grapevine to push for the release of a dashboard camera video in a fatal officer-involved shooting.

Feb 17, 2015

Abbott to Name 'Emergency Items' in First State of the State

Abbott to Name 'Emergency Items' in First State of the State

Gov. Greg Abbott made border security, ethics bills emergency items for the 84th Legislature during his State of the State address Tuesday.

Feb 12, 2015

Advocates Begin Multi-Year Abortion Fight

Advocates Begin Multi-Year Abortion Fight

Democratic lawmakers and advocacy groups are launching a "reproductive health care" policy campaign two years after unprecedented abortion protests rocked the Texas Capitol.

Mar 1, 2015

Upping Juvenile Criminal Age to 18 May Be Texas Non-Starter

Upping Juvenile Criminal Age to 18 May Be Texas Non-Starter

Efforts are underway in the Texas Legislature to change a state law that automatically classifies 17-year-olds charged with a crime as adults, but they'll likely be halted by a senator who chairs a committee...