Complete coverage of the Texas Legislature.

May 18, 2015

Abbott Veto Nixes Ceremonial Mental Health Resolution

Abbott Veto Nixes Ceremonial Mental Health Resolution

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has issued his first veto, striking down a ceremonial resolution saluting mental health professionals statewide.

May 18, 2015

House OKs Keeping Execution Drug Suppliers Secret

House OKs Keeping Execution Drug Suppliers Secret

The identity of Texas' lethal drug supplier would remain confidential under a measure the state House approved Monday -- bringing it to the cusp of clearing the Legislature, despite advocates' calls to lift the...

May 19, 2015

TX House OKs Cannabis Oil for Medicinal Purposes

TX House OKs Cannabis Oil for Medicinal Purposes

Marijuana supporters are on the brink of a small victory they say is nonetheless significant in the conservative Texas Legislature.

May 15, 2015

Libel Protection Bill Heads to Abbott

Libel Protection Bill Heads to Abbott

A measure further shielding journalists from libel lawsuits if they accurately report a whistleblower's allegations -- even if they turn out to be false -- is going to the governor.

May 15, 2015

Texas House OKs Decriminalizing Truancy

Texas House OKs Decriminalizing Truancy

The Texas House has approved a bill that would stop charging students who skip school with a criminal offense.

May 15, 2015

Texas House Votes to Criminalize "Revenge Porn"

Texas House Votes to Criminalize "Revenge Porn"

The Texas House has voted to criminalize the posting of so-called revenge porn, or putting explicit images online with the intent to embarrass a former lover or spouse.

May 14, 2015

Gov. Abbott: End to Tax Cut Standoff Possibly in Sight

Gov. Abbott: End to Tax Cut Standoff Possibly in Sight

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott says the end to a lengthy standoff over tax cuts between the House and Senate appears within reach.

May 14, 2015

TX Anti-Gay Marriage Among Bills in Limbo With Time Running Out

TX Anti-Gay Marriage Among Bills in Limbo With Time Running Out

The Texas House has until midnight Thursday to vote on legislation that is on the calendar.

May 14, 2015

House Votes to Restrict Court-Ordered Teen Abortions

House Votes to Restrict Court-Ordered Teen Abortions

The Texas House approves a proposal that would severely tighten restrictions on a process that enables teens to have abortions without a parent's consent.

May 13, 2015

Dell Inc. Opposes Texas Anti-Gay Marriage Bill

Dell Inc. Opposes Texas Anti-Gay Marriage Bill

Dell Inc. has joined opposition to a Texas bill that would attempt to defy the U.S. Supreme Court if gay marriage is legalized.