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

Jun 26, 2013

Final Hours of Legislative Session Descends to Chaos

Final Hours of Legislative Session Descends to Chaos

The final hours of Texas' special legislative session descended into chaos overnight as hundreds of protesters yelled to drown out the vote on a tough abortion restrictions bill.

Jun 26, 2013
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By Greg Janda

Scenes From Texas Senate Bill 5 Filibuster

Hundreds of protestors and an hours-long filibuster by See Full Gallery

Jun 26, 2013

Filibuster Star Davis Described as "Total Fighter"

Filibuster Star Davis Described as "Total Fighter"

Sen. Wendy Davis has earned a reputation for being willing to spar with the state dominant political party and its leaders.

Jun 26, 2013

Texas Abortion Bill Fails After "People's Filibuster"

Texas Abortion Bill Fails After "People's Filibuster"

Despite barely beating a midnight deadline, hundreds of jeering protesters helped stop Texas lawmakers from passing Senate Bill 5, one of the toughest abortion measures in the country. As the protesters raised...

Jun 26, 2013

Lawmakers Investigate UT System Regent

Lawmakers Investigate UT System Regent

The Texas House launched a formal investigation into a University of Texas System regent on Tuesday and will consider whether to impeach him.

Jun 26, 2013

Texas Abortion Bill Falls After Challenge

Texas Abortion Bill Falls After Challenge

Hundreds of jeering protesters helped stop Texas lawmakers from passing one of the toughest abortion measures in the country, shouting down Senate Republicans and forcing them to miss a midnight deadline to pass...

Feb 12, 2014

Texas Senate GOP Passes Restrictive Abortion Bill

Texas Senate GOP Passes Restrictive Abortion Bill

Texas Republicans have passed new abortion restrictions expected to close almost every abortion clinic in the nation's second most populous state. The Republican-controlled House voted for the bill...

Feb 12, 2014

13-Hour Filibuster Broken Against Abortion Bill

13-Hour Filibuster Broken Against Abortion Bill

Texas' lieutenant governor has suspended a filibuster against wide-ranging abortion restrictions, but Democrats moved quickly to appeal the decision. Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst made the decision Tuesday...

Jun 26, 2013

13-Hour Texas Abortion Bill Filibuster Ends Over Violations

13-Hour Texas Abortion Bill Filibuster Ends Over Violations

A Democratic state senator was going strong Tuesday night with her 13-hour filibuster to block passage of a proposal that would effectively close most abortion clinics in Texas until the lieutanant...

Jun 25, 2013

Legislature on Verge of Passing Abortion Law

Legislature on Verge of Passing Abortion Law

The Republican-dominated Texas Legislature pushed Monday to enact wide-ranging restrictions that would effectively shut down abortion clinics across the nation's second most-populous state, and Democrats planned...

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