Texas Governor Greg Abbott is doubling down on his claim that a deal is in the works to bring "school choice" to the Lone Star State.
This marks the third time Governor Abbott has tried to implement the program known as education savings accounts. The proposal would allow families to use taxpayer dollars to pay for private schools.
It was the sixth day of testimony in the impeachment trial of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton with the senate jury focused on clandestine investigation which prosecutors call an "abuse of power".
Here are a some of the 774 bills going into effect on Sept. 1 after being passed by the Texas Legislature.
Nearly 800 new Texas laws go into effect on today, Sept. 1. They range from requiring armed guards on every school campus to banning surgery for transgender children. FOX 26's Shelby Rose breaks down a few more.
In just the past week, Texas Governor Greg Abbott vetoed more than 70 bills sent to his desk by Texas lawmakers. Here's a look at those bills.
Governor Greg Abbott signs House Bill 2127, known as the Texas Regulatory Consistency Act empowering the state to override local governments.
The political drama surrounding property tax cuts has intensified after Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick challenged Gov. Greg Abbott to a debate.
Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law Friday a bill that bars transgender kids from getting puberty blockers and hormone therapies, though the new law could face legal challenges before it takes effect on Sept. 1.
The blame game is underway in Austin after five months of lawmaking ended in what some are calling, a "legislative trainwreck."
Monday is the last day of the Texas legislative session, but a special session is likely after Governor Greg Abbott’s top priority of school choice failed to pass.
Still on the table are the power grid, property tax relief, school funding, and the budget. With all that "heavy lifting" still to do a great deal of lesser legislation has been left to die.
Republican Congressman Dan Crenshaw said the issue of Title 42 goes beyond the policy being lifted and is frustrated with the Biden Administration and Democrats in the House.
On Friday, Texas lawmakers passed two bills the Crown Act and Senate Bill 14. The CROWN Act aims to ban race-based hair discrimination and Senate Bill 14 would ban transgender youth from accessing puberty blockers and hormone therapy.
The House gave initial approval to a bill that would ban doctors from providing transition-related care to children. This is the furthest point the measure has reached in the Legislature.
The Texas Senate has passed Senate Bill 1993, which allows the state to call a new election if two percent or more of the total precincts run out of usable ballots during voting hours in Harris County. The bill, which is exclusive to the state's most populous county, aims to provide a remedy for systemic ballot paper denial that caused significant problems during the midterm election in Harris County.
If passed, the laws would go into effect in September 2023.
Texas teachers let their voices be heard Wednesday at the State Capitol, where lawmakers are working on ways to reverse an exodus of instructors from the classroom.
Caseworkers and foster care providers often get incomplete and inaccurate information about foster kids in their care because of the state child welfare agency’s archaic technology system.
The Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston has released a new survey examining Texans opinions on abortion, gun safety, immigration and election reform.