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

Jul 2, 2013

Lawmakers, Protestors Reconvene for New Abortion Fight

Lawmakers, Protestors Reconvene for New Abortion Fight

State troopers lined the halls of the Texas Capitol, and 5,000 protesters rallied outside against proposed abortion legislation, as lawmakers convened Monday for a second special session that Republican leaders...

Jul 2, 2013

Legislative Committees to Hear Bills Tuesday

Legislative Committees to Hear Bills Tuesday

The Texas Legislature will consider bills on transportation funding, juvenile justice, and abortion in the first hearings of the new special session.

Jul 2, 2013

TX Lawmakers Call Recess, Thousands Rally Capitol

TX Lawmakers Call Recess, Thousands Rally Capitol

The Texas Legislature has recessed for the week, less than an hour after convening its second special session. That was just long enough to refer abortion legislation to committees for public hearings.

Jul 1, 2013

Texas Senate Convenes, Calls Recess

Texas Senate Convenes, Calls Recess

Round two of Texas' fierce ideological battle over abortion limits never got started Monday, the day a second special session of of the Texas Legislature began. About a half-hour into the proceeding, a motion to...

Jul 1, 2013

Davis Weighing Future Political Plans

Davis Weighing Future Political Plans

State Sen. Wendy Davis hasn't decided whether she'll run for another office.

Jun 29, 2013

Dewhurst: Abortion Bill Won't Fail Again

Dewhurst: Abortion Bill Won't Fail Again

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is scheduled to speak Saturday at the National Right to Life conference near Dallas.

Jun 27, 2013

Wendy Davis' Political Star on the Rise

Wendy Davis' Political Star on the Rise

State Senator Wendy Davis was in the spotlight across the country as she led a more than 12-hour filibuster effort to kill a contentious and sweeping abortion bill.

Jun 26, 2013

Filibuster Makes St. Sen. Wendy Davis a National Star

Filibuster Makes St. Sen. Wendy Davis a National Star

As she spoke late into the night railing against proposed abortion restrictions, a former Texas teen mom catapulted from little-known junior state senator to national political superstar in pink running...

Jun 27, 2013

Step-by-Step Replay of Filibuster Chaos

Step-by-Step Replay of Filibuster Chaos

The Senate gallery was packed for the filibuster during the special session of the Texas Legislature Tuesday, here's a step-by-step replay of the chaos that clouded the end of the session.

Feb 12, 2014

Perry Calls 2nd Special Session of Texas Legislature

Perry Calls 2nd Special Session of Texas Legislature

Texas Gov. Rick Perry called a second special session of the state legislature — an unsurprising move that will let the Republican majority pass controversial new abortion restrictions. The second special...