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The websites below will help you:

  • Find proposed and recently passed legislation in Texas
  • Find analysis of state issues
  • Find comparable bills/laws in other states

The purpose of the GTLI website is to help legislators, other state officials and employees, and interested citizens in researching the work of past legislatures and in tracking the work of the current legislature.

A not-for-profit group that believes everyone should be able to read and understand the laws that govern them, without cost. We carry out this vision by: publishing law online, for free; creating materials that help people understand law; exploring new technologies that make it easier for people to find the law.

Search for state-level or federal legislation related by bill number or topic.

Find research reports relating to the topic of your bill and recordings of any related committee hearings.

Find and compare enacted legislation from all 50 states.

The Texas Legislative Council is a nonpartisan legislative agency that provides bill drafting, computing, research, publishing, and document distribution services to the Texas Legislature and the other legislative agencies. The council also serves as an information resource for state agencies, the citizens of Texas, and others as time and resources allow.

This is a required resource. On this website, you can search for proposed bills and learn about their components, history and analysis.

Search for blogs, commentary, and news articles on a variety of Texas public policy issues.

Locate contact information for key decision makers in Texas government.

Directory of all members of the Texas Senate.


Texas Monthly has chronicled life in contemporary Texas since 1973, reporting on vital issues such as politics, the environment, industry, and education. The magazine is known for astute political commentary.

The Texas Observer is an Austin-based nonprofit news organization known for fearless investigative reporting, narrative storytelling and sophisticated cultural criticism about all things Texan.

The Texas Tribune is the only member-supported, digital-first, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.


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