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Lawmakers OK Rules Stopping Fracking Bans

Texas moved Monday to ban its own cities from imposing prohibitions on hydraulic fracturing and other potentially environmentally harmful oil and natural gas drilling activities within their boundaries.

05/05/2015

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State House Votes To Stop ‘Double Dipping’

The Texas House has overwhelmingly voted to prevent “double dipping,” or elected officials who retire on paper to begin drawing state pensions while still in their jobs.

05/05/2015

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Texas Legislature OKs Rules Prohibiting City Fracking Bans

Cities and counties statewide could no longer prohibit hydraulic fracturing under a sweeping, oil and gas industry-backed bill that has cleared the Texas Legislature.

05/04/2015

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Bedford State Representative Faces Ethics Probe

Jonathan Stickland is accused of faking support for one of his own bills.

05/01/2015

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State House Mulls Chemical Storage Bill

The Texas House is to debate the first major proposal to tighten chemical storage regulations more than two years after the deadly West fertilizer plant explosion.

05/01/2015

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State House Votes To Dissolve Startup Fund

The Texas House has preliminarily passed a plan revamping the state’s economic incentive programs, including dissolving a pet fund of Rick Perry that funneled $200 million in taxpayer dollars to startups.

05/01/2015

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Tuition Increases Capped At 1 Percent Until 2018

The Texas Senate has voted to bar universities statewide from increasing tuition by more than 1 percent over the cost of inflation until the 2018-19 academic year.

04/30/2015

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April Storms Cause Estimated $65M Damage Across Texas

An insurance group says last weekend’s storms across north and central parts of Texas have caused at least $65 million in damage to vehicles.

04/30/2015

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Trooper Reprimanded For Photo With Snoop Dogg Files Lawsuit

A Texas trooper has sued his bosses after he was reprimanded for taking a picture with rapper Snoop Dogg at South by Southwest.

04/29/2015

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Bill Would ID Judges Who Grant Teen Abortions

State lawmakers are considering a bill to reveal the names of judges who permit teens to terminate a pregnancy if they can’t get required consent from their parents.

04/29/2015

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Texas House OKs Changing Who Investigates Public Corruption

Texas lawmakers are closer to gutting the anti-public corruption unit that was at the center of former Governor Rick Perry’s indictment last year.

04/20/2015

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Fenves Formally Named President Of University Of Texas

University of Texas System regents have formally appointed Greg Fenves as the new president for the flagship campus in Austin.

04/20/2015

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