lawmakers

File photo of an execution chamber. (credit: PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Still Back Death Penalty Despite Botched Oklahoma Execution

A bungled execution in Oklahoma in which the condemned prisoner writhed and moaned as he received a lethal injection outraged death-penalty opponents, invited court challenges and attracted worldwide attention.

05/05/2014

File photo of Gov. Rick Perry. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

House, Senate Face Impasse Over Budget

Republicans control both chambers of the Texas Legislature, but that hasn’t kept them from reaching an impasse over the state budget.

05/12/2013

People hold a giant rainbow flag during a demonstration to support gay rights. (Photo by JEFF PACHOUD/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas May Add Legal Protection For Gay Teens

Sexually active gay teens in Texas would get new legal protections under two bills scheduled to be considered Tuesday by state lawmakers.

04/09/2013

Waco police say a baby was shot in a drive-by shooting. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Texas Lawmakers Renew Guns On Campus Debate

Texas lawmakers are renewing the debate on allowing concealed handguns into college classrooms.

03/14/2013

Both pro-choice and pro-life activists demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court on Dec. 4, 2002. (credit: JOYCE NALTCHAYAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Want To Overturn Abortion Waiting Period

A new study says the 24-hour waiting period for an abortion is causing women excessive hardship.

03/06/2013

File photo of Gov. Rick Perry. (Credit: Jacob Silberberg/Pool/Getty Images)

Gov. Rick Perry Will Keep Pushing For Immigration Bill

Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he’ll keep pushing state lawmakers to pass a bill allowing police to ask anyone they stop about their immigration status.

06/25/2012

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 25,284 other followers