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Texas Legislature Coverage

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The 84th Texas Legislature is underway, and we’re keeping a keen eye on everything happening in the House and the Senate.

Features

Open Season on Public Schools During Voucher Debate

Like an obstinate weed that just won’t die, the debate over school vouchers returned to the Capitol for the 11th straight legislative session on Thursday.

‘Parent Trigger’ Bill Takes Aim at Underperforming Public Schools

On Thursday, the Senate Education Committee debated changing a law that would make it easier for parents to make changes at low-performing schools.

Gun Control Activists Fight to be Heard at Capitol

Opponents of open carry and campus carry say their access to lawmakers has sometimes been limited, even as the most extreme gun activists get meetings with top elected officials.