As new coronavirus cases and hospitalizations reach their highest levels yet, the state is relying less on restrictions and more on individual decisions.
In a powerful floor speech Monday, Senator Kel Seliger offers a demonstration of decency that diminishes the lieutenant governor’s raw power play.
Unless a compromise can be reached next week, Patrick's decision to move forward will upend decades of Senate tradition.
The governor, lieutenant governor and speaker line up behind a penny increase to the sales tax to provide property tax relief.
One of the most anticipated lists in Texas politics will be publicly deliberated for the first time.
The move by the lieutenant governor comes amid escalating tensions with Amarillo Republican senator Kel Seliger.
The first step in that direction came from Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, who announced a bill that would give Texas teachers a $5,000 pay raise.
The Angleton Republican takes control of the lower chamber as the 86th Legislature convenes.
The 86th Legislature convenes at noon on Tuesday. Here's a primer on some of this year’s action.
Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and Speaker Joe Straus had a rocky relationship to say the least.
The governor’s proposals would not prevent more than 70,000 high school students from legally buying rifles and shotguns.
State officials put emphasis on mental health and school ”hardening” to prevent future violence.