Texas Senate tentatively approves voter ID fix

00 The Texas Senate tentatively approved legislation Monday that would revamp the state’s voter identification rules, a response to court rulings that the current law discriminates against minority voters. Following…

Railroad Commission bill could revive debate on bathrooms, immigration

00 A Tuesday debate over the future of the state agency that regulates the oil and gas industry could instead become a showdown over immigration and where transgender Texans use…

Businesses divided in support of high-priority insurance bill

00 *Correction appended Weeks after major business interests blasted legislation that would make it harder for property owners to sue insurance companies over weather-related damages, other high-profile business interests are lining…

Texas Senate approves bill that would reduce handgun license fee

00 The Texas Senate on Monday approved a bill that would significantly reduce the fee to get a license to carry a handgun. In a 26-5 vote, the upper chamber…

The Brief: After the Obamacare fight, Ted Poe resigns from Freedom Caucus

00 Editor’s note: If you’d like The Brief in your inbox every weekday, sign up here. Tribune today U.S. Rep. Ted Poe resigns from Freedom CaucusU.S. Rep. Ted Poe resigned…

Baylor scandal sparks effort to end sexual assault statewide

00 While sexual assault on college campuses isn’t a new issue at the Capitol, legislators from both parties say the recent scandal at Baylor University has sparked a bipartisan effort to…

Analysis: Don’t fret — it’s too early to say Texas lawmakers will blow this

00 Editor’s note: If you’d like an email notice whenever we publish Ross Ramsey’s column, click here. Special legislative sessions are a normal topic of conversation right now at the Texas…

U.S. Rep. Ted Poe resigns from Freedom Caucus

00 WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Ted Poe, a Republican from Humble, announced Sunday afternoon he is resigning from the hardline Republican group that helped sink GOP attempts to repeal former President…

Austin mayor to meet with DHS secretary amid "sanctuary" debate

00 Austin Mayor Steve Adler is set to meet Wednesday with U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly as the debate over “sanctuary cities” continues to ripple across Texas.  Adler said…

U.S. Reps. Hurd, Castro rally for bipartisanship on the border

00 In sweltering heat, U.S. Rep. Will Hurd and the mayors of the border towns of Del Rio and Ciudad Acuña held hands — presumably sweaty ones — with residents from…