87th Texas Legislature

Latest headlines from around the State and the Capitol

Texas Legislature COVID-19 Safety Precautions Won’t Be Decided Until After Elected Officials Are Sworn In

“We need to be at the table”: Texans with disabilities worry changes in legislative process during the pandemic could shut them out

Weeks before the legislative session, state leaders’ policy priorities and COVID-19 safety plans remain works in progress

Texas Capitol Set to Reopen, No Details on Protocol. Lawmakers have reportedly considered temperature checks, COVID testing, and limiting capacity in the galleries and committee rooms.

Texas has $2 billion in COVID-19 relief funds left to spend. Advocacy groups are anxiously watching. On Monday, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller said the remaining funds should be used to help rural hospitals and food banks. 

Texas Capitol To Reopen January 4th per Governor Abbott, Lt. Governor Patrick and Speaker Bonnen announcement today. 

Key Texas House leader says Capitol occupancy may be limited in upcoming legislative session.

Bill filing for 2021 Texas session begins with legislation on abortion, police stops and redistricting.