Lawmakers Still Back Death Penalty Despite Botched Oklahoma ExecutionA 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.
House, Senate Face Impasse Over BudgetRepublicans control both chambers of the Texas Legislature, but that hasn't kept them from reaching an impasse over the state budget.
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.
Texas Lawmakers Renew Guns On Campus Debate Texas lawmakers are renewing the debate on allowing concealed handguns into college classrooms.
Lawmakers Want To Overturn Abortion Waiting Period A new study says the 24-hour waiting period for an abortion is causing women excessive hardship.
Gov. Rick Perry Will Keep Pushing For Immigration BillTexas 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.

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