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‘Bathroom bill’ falters for numerous reasons
AUSTIN -- A Texas version of a North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people again lurched toward defeat Tuesday, leaving Republican Gov. Greg Abbott with little path forward this year over what became one of the most divisive measures in any U.S. legislature.
Texas Senate advances scaled-back school finance plan
Booming Texas cities feeling stunted by governor’s agenda
Fallon: Bill got 'twisted into something it's clearly not'
The author of a Texas bill to protect drivers who injure demonstrators found himself the target of outrage on social media over the weekend.
Texas Senate OKs restricting insurance coverage for abortion
The Republican-controlled Texas Senate backed a plan Saturday night to restrict insurance coverage for abortions, over the objections of opponents who expressed concern it could force some women to make heart-wrenching choices because no exceptions will be made in cases of rape and incest.
Senate aiming to move bills at breakneck pace
AUSTIN -- The Texas Senate staged an unusual midnight floor session Thursday as conservatives who dominate the chamber rushed to revive abortion restrictions, school vouchers and a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people before opponents have time to mobilize against them.
After passing sunset bills in midnight meeting, Senate clear to push forward with rest of special session agenda
AUSTIN -- The Texas Senate met at midnight Thursday, at the behest of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, to approve the must-pass sunset bills -- a prerequisite to debating the rest of the items on the agenda for the special legislative session.
Dallas police arrest legislator Victoria Neave on DWI count
DALLAS (AP) -- A Texas legislator has been arrested in Dallas on a misdemeanor driving while intoxicated charge.
Texas schools would get nearly $2B if House bills pass
The House on Friday advanced four school finance bills that would pump nearly $2 billion more into public schools over the next two years.