The Texas House has the votes to pass legislation that would restrict transgender student-athlete participation in school sports, House Speake…
AUSTIN — A standoff over new voting restrictions that gridlocked the state Capitol for 38 consecutive days ended Thursday when some Texas Demo…
More than a week after Republicans in the Texas House voted to authorize arrests of their quorum-busting Democratic colleagues, no such roundu…
In the final week of the special legislative session, the partisan standoff over Texas Republicans’ priority elections bill is no closer to a …
Democrats in the Texas House of Representatives plan to leave the state and fly to Washington, D.C., on Monday afternoon, according to sources…
The Texas House is starting off on a new foot on the contentious elections proposal that blew up the regular legislative session.
Phelan has touted a list of conservative wins in his first session as House leader, such as passing legislation to let Texans carry handguns w…
Since House Democrats staged a walkout that killed Republicans’ priority elections bill for the regular session, the governor and the leaders of the state House and Senate have diverged notably in interviews about how they are approaching the overtime round.
The final weekend of the 87th Legislature, that ended Monday, was part climax and part anti-climax.
Abbott’s vow came after a Democratic walkout in the House late Sunday night blocked passage of Senate Bill 7, his priority elections bill that would overhaul voting rights in Texas.
Members celebrated the end of the session, but also acknowledged that they'll be back sometime soon for at least one special session.
"No pay for those who abandon their responsibilities," Abbott tweeted Monday.
The proposal’s low bill number signaled it was a priority of new House Speaker Dade Phelan, a Beaumont Republican who referred to the legislation as “the House’s blueprint for pandemic response.”
Democrats supported Phelan for House speaker, reassured he would avoid controversial social issues that target LGBTQ Texans. They say they’re disappointed he is now signaling support for bill targeting transgender student athletes.
Texas voters have a strong preference for politicians from their own parties, but overall, the president is as popular here as the governor or either of the state's U.S. senators.
The Texas Department of Public Safety and Travis County District Attorney’s Office said in a joint statement that they thoroughly investigated the allegation. "No crime occurred in this instance," the two agencies said.
Senate Bill 1646 is among several other bills that advocacy groups say erode the rights of transgender Texans. But it’s unclear what the legislation’s chances are in the House, where another major bill targeting transgender children appears to have stalled.
The speaker said Monday he was directing a House committee to establish an email hotline for staffers to submit reports or complaints of harassment in the workplace.
Expanding the Medicaid rolls to include more than a million Texans could get a floor vote during House budget hearings on Thursday.
One way to check the political mood when the Texas Legislature is meeting is to watch the state's top three leaders — and how their Wednesday breakfasts are going.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said the House "stood for big business" after Speaker Dade Phelan signaled skepticism about reversing billions of dollars in charges for wholesale electricity during last month’s winter storm
The proposals include overhauling the governance of the state’s electric grid operator, mandating “weatherization” of power facilities and establishing a statewide disaster alert system.
Texas voters give President Joe Biden good marks on COVID-19 response, but they're split on his overall job performance, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.
“The Electric Reliability Council of Texas has been anything but reliable over the past 48 hours,” Gov. Greg Abbott said in a statement.
We're tracking the fallout from the massive winter storm in Texas, which has brought widespread power outages and transportation problems.