Bill To Avert Shutdown For 1 Week Clears HouseHouse members have easily voted to approve a short-term spending bill that would avoid a partial government shutdown at midnight.
Texas Senate Approves Self-Driving Car RegulationsThe Texas Senate has approved safety standards for self-driving cars, hoping to better regulate technology that's already been tested on the streets of the state capital.
Texas House Approves Drone Ban Over Stadiums & JailsFlying a drone above a large sports arena or a detention center would constitute a crime under a bill approved 120-2 on Thursday by the Texas House. It now only needs a final vote to head to the Texas Senate.
John Wiley Price Acquitted On 7 Counts Of Criminal WrongdoingToday a jury found Dallas County commissioner John Wiley Price not guilty on seven counts -- including mail fraud and bribery -- and a mistrial was declared on the remaining counts.
Immigrants Plan May Day Rallies Buoyed By Trump OppositionImmigrant groups and their allies have plans for marches, rallies and protests in cities nationwide next week to mark May Day, saying there's renewed momentum to fight back against Trump administration policies.
Some In Texas Legislature Look To Nullify Federal LawsRepublicans who control Congress and the White House have promised to slash the size of the federal government while easing regulations on guns, the environment and energy production. But in the nation's largest conservative state of Texas, it may not be enough.
Deliberations Continue In Corruption Trial Of John Wiley PriceJurors headed back to federal court today in hopes of reaching a verdict in the corruption trial of Dallas County commissioner John Wiley Price.
Trump Backs Off Talk About Terminating NAFTA President Donald Trump has told the leaders of Mexico and Canada that he will not immediately pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Stakes High For Texas Voting Laws With 2018 Election LoomingThree losses in federal court in barely a month over its voting laws have raised the stakes for Texas at a hearing before a three-judge panel.
Texas House Passes 'Sanctuary City' Ban With Tough Jail PenaltyThe bill would allow Texas to withhold funding from county and local governments for acting as sanctuary cities — even as the Trump administration's efforts to do so nationally have hit roadblocks.
Plan For Drug Cartel Money To Pay For Border Wall Raises QuestionsSen. Ted Cruz’s plan to use drug cartel money to pay for a border wall could take years to succeed, according to forfeiture experts, and opens the door to using the money for any number of new projects.
Trump Tax Plan Cuts Top Rate From 39.6 To 35 PercentTrump tax plan cuts top income tax rate from 39.6 to 35 percent, doubles amount taxpayers can deduct.

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