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