Texas lawmakers are renewing the debate on allowing concealed handguns into college classrooms.
Lawmakers are considering a bill that would require drug testing for unemployment benefits.
A bipartisan group of senators has reached a deal on a bill that would make it a federal crime to buy a gun for someone who isn't legally allowed to own one.
New law will allow handgun owners to keep guns in their cars, no matter where they're parked.
Violence Against Women Act passes despite significant Republican opposition.
Under a measure advancing in the Texas Capitol, local police officers could be convicted of a crime for enforcing any new federal gun control laws.
Texans have 66 hours during the week to buy bottled liquor under current law, but two bills filed this session could allow 10 more hours of shopping time by letting liquor stores stay open on Sundays.
At a legislative briefing Tuesday, relatives of men and women killed in accidents caused by texting while driving sat in committee chairs at a room in the Capitol.
Educators, police officers and state officials weighed in Monday during a Senate hearing on proposals to arm teachers.
Three months after Superstorm Sandy ravaged coastal areas in much of the Northeast, Congress on Monday sent a $50.5 billion emergency relief measure for storm victims to President Obama for his signature.
A Tennessee lawmaker is pushing a controversial new bill that would tie welfare benefits to students' performance in school.
Lawmakers in Rhode Island's House on Thursday easily passed a bill to allow gay marriage.
Three Texas lawmakers are planning to introduce a new law to give school districts more options in providing security on campus.
Owning an electric car in Texas could become more expensive under one proposal being considered by state lawmakers to raise money for road construction.
The Texas Legislature is back, and so are more proposals to restrict abortions.