House Bill 3979 is part of a national effort by red-state legislatures to ban or limit critical race theory. That academic discipline examines how racism has shaped legal and social systems within the United States.
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Texas has become the latest Republican-dominated state to advance sweeping new limits on voting, despite no evidence of any problems with last year’s vote and a coalition of state and federal officials calling the 2020 presidential election the most secure in history.
Nothing is truly dead until the session ends. But committee chairs in both chambers have blocked bills from getting hearings, and supporters have dim hopes that Republican leaders will revive it in time.
Texans over the age of 21 could soon be allowed to carry a handgun in public without a permit, background check or training. The bill, which i…
HUNTSVILLE — Texans may soon be allowed to carry a handgun in public without a permit, background check or training.
Lawmakers this session have filed a flurry of proposals related to the pandemic. Some, experts say, constitute meaningful reform. Others could leave the state worse off.