Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
Politicians, advocates and even a Santa Claus turned up at the Capitol on Monday to promote a new law that aims to protect Texans' right to wish one another "Merry Christmas."
Friday, November 29th, 2013
State Sen. Donna Campbell and State Rep. Jason Isaac — two tea party darlings whose districts include all or part of Hays County — will take the Texas Tribune’s ‘Hot Seat’ on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at Texas...
Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013
The Texas House unanimously approved a concurrent resolution last week that directs Gov. Rick Perry to posthumously award a Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to Audie Murphy. The resolution is now awaiting action in the Senate.
Monday, July 8th, 2013
When this year’s first special session dramatically concluded last month in the Texas Senate with an energized crowd shouting to block passage of a controversial abortion bill, proponents of the measure were not the only ones upset.
Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
Texas Democrats, far outnumbered by Republicans in both the House and the Senate, are nonetheless on the verge of killing one of the most restrictive abortion proposals in the nation — at least for now.
Monday, June 24th, 2013
With a packed gallery, and amid fierce debate, the Texas House took up Senate Bill 5 on Sunday — and early Monday. Authored by state Sen. Glenn Hegar, R-Katy, and sponsored by state Rep. Jodie Laubenberg, R-Parker,...
Tuesday, June 18th, 2013
Despite concerns raised by both Republicans and Democrats, senators on Tuesday tentatively passed a resolution that aims to solve the state's transportation funding woes by diverting future revenue from the Rainy Day Fund.
Monday, June 10th, 2013
The Texas Legislature’s redistricting mission was supposed to be easy-peasy: Zip in for a special session, ratify the court-drawn maps used as a stopgap in the 2012 elections, close the legislative books and go home.
Friday, May 31st, 2013
Spending money to increase water capacity in Texas took a few bills this session, including one that generated a constitutional proposition and much legislative debate.
Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
Monday marked the end of the 83rd Legislature's regular session, and the start of a special session on redistricting. Despite the quick turnaround, lawmakers had a chance to reflect on what they accomplished in the last 140...