Texas Legislature Stories
A new report by Texas Appleseed finds Texas prosecutes kids for truancy twice as often as all other states combined, targeting minorities....Read More
A visitor to the Capitol gleans a particular story of Texas from the monuments and plaques: one that celebrates the state’s involvement in the Civil War and o...Read More
Upset with "a hundred years" of "congressional misbehavior," six state reps held a press conference Wednesday to call for changes to the U.S. Constitution....Read More
The lieutenant governor's rhetoric on the border is shifting, and it could mean a split with House Speaker Joe Straus.
Dan Patrick wants to extend the National Guard presence on the Texas border, illustrating his shifting rhetoric & foreshadowing conflict with the House....Read More
Opponents claim religious freedom proposals could open the door to Sharia law, faith-based abortions and cost Houston the 2017 Super Bowl.
Two proposed religious freedom amendments to the Texas Constitution could lead to more than just anti-LGBT discrimination, according to legal experts. ...Read More
What will Dan Patrick and his newly institutionalized tea party revolutionaries do during the 84th Texas legislative session?
The new lieutenant governor and his tea party revolutionaries have an ambitious agenda that could overhaul the state's school systems, tax policies and immigrat...Read More
With the Texas Senate poised to approve one of the harshest anti-abortion laws in the country, the crowd took over....Read More
In the end, it was the citizens in the gallery who made the difference late Tuesday night. ...Read More
Update at 7:52 PM: For some reason, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst brought everyone back for a second vote on suspending the rules to take up SB 5. The motion failed 1...Read More