Advocates, House members and some county officials support shifting 17-year-olds to the juvenile justice system, but the plan’s path through the Senate is unclear.
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After 16 hours of continuous debate, the House budget passed Wednesday. There weren’t many real divides between members, but a Senate showdown is coming.
Texas gubernatorial hopeful Greg Abbott is embracing an “achievement school district”—a school turnaround program that could hand public schools over to charter operators—in his education proposals.
Update 1:00 p.m.: The skirmish over floundering House bills in the Senate has been resolved. Over a lunch recess in both the Senate and the House, lawmakers […]
After a long debate and a slew of amendments, the Texas Legislature is closer to banning texting while driving. The House passed Rep. Tom Craddick’s bill Wednesday with a vote of 98 to 47.
Rep. Drew Springer’s bill (R-Muenster) would withhold 7.5 percent of the state’s funding to any district offering domestic partner benefits. That, he said, should be about equal to the full cost of a district’s employee insurance program.