AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott’s signature ethics bill easily cleared the Texas House Wednesday after lawmakers gutted a controversial provision to require consent to record conversations with lawmakers in the Capitol or in their district offices…Read More Here.
AUSTIN – Hold on to those holsters, Texans. It’s not legal to carry concealed handguns on college campuses or tote them openly throughout the state — at least not yet. Both the House and the Senate have approved two hotly debated measures to expand gun rights by letting licensed Texans openly carry holstered handguns statewide and bring concealed […]
Climate change is taking a toll on Texas, and the devastating floods that have killed at least 15 people and left 12 others missing across the state are some of the best evidence yet of that phenomenon, state climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon said in an interview Wednesday…Read More Here.
AUSTIN — The Texas House on Tuesday gave the initial green light to an overhauled version of Gov. Greg Abbott’s signature ethics bill for the session, approving controversial provisions to force disclosure of so-called dark money and to require consent before recording lawmakers in the Capitol…Read More Here.
AUSTIN — House Republicans and Democrats clashed Tuesday over stalling tactics that endangered bills championed by staunch conservatives, such as a “campus carry” gun bill and a measure that would bar health insurers that sell policies in the Obamacare state marketplace from covering abortions…Read More Here.
Being a parent is one of the most personal and meaningful things anyone will do in their life, but who is listed on a adopted child’s birth certificate is up for debate at the state Capitol. A bill which would allow same-sex couples to put both of their names on a birth certificate…Read More Here.
A bill to update overweight limits of trucks unloading container ships in Texas ports is languishing in the House calendars committee, and is yet to be posted for discussion despite a Thursday deadline for second reading….Read More Here.
When you come in this late in the session, it can be tough to make a mark, but Democrat Ina Minjarez‘s entrance after winning a special election has already helped one colleague pass a bill he’s been trying to get approved for years. “Thankfully, we’ve had a new member sworn in, and she was kind enough to […]
In the last 21/2 years, the North Texas area has been hit by more than 50 earthquakes, including two on Sunday — one north of Irving registering a magnitude of 3.2 — and another Monday in Farmers Branch…Read More Here.
The Texas Railroad Commission, which regulates oil and gas activity, may add a second earthquake expert to its staff, said Commissioner Ryan Sitton at a House committee hearing in Austin on Monday….Read More Here.