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Texas Transportation Officials Refunding $1.7M In Tolls

The Texas Department of Transportation has started mailing refund checks to some tollway drivers who were overbilled or billing was wrongly delayed for months.

03/18/2015

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Texas Senate Approves Handgun Open Carry Bill, Sends To House

The Texas Senate has given its final approval to licensed open carry of handguns in the state, sending the measure to the House.

03/17/2015

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Texas Senate Begins Debate On Open Carry Of Handguns

The Texas Senate is set to vote on a bill that would allow the licensed open carry of handguns in the state.

03/16/2015

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Senate Panel Recommends Moving Texas Public Integrity Unit

A Texas Senate committee has recommended moving state public corruption prosecutors out of the office of an Austin-based district attorney.

03/16/2015

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Senate Confirms Gov. Abbott’s University Of Texas Regents Choices

The Texas Senate has easily approved Gov. Greg Abbott’s first three appointees to the University of Texas System Board of Regents, bringing what began as a contentious process to a tame conclusion.

03/11/2015

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Federal Health Insurance Aid In Doubt For Nearly 8 Million

Nearly 8 million people could lose up to $24 billion a year in health insurance subsidies in a Supreme Court case threatening President Barack Obama’s law, according to a government report released Tuesday.

03/10/2015

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Supreme Court: Amtrak Like Gov’t Agency In Helping Set Rules

A unanimous Supreme Court says Amtrak is more like a part of the government than a private corporation when it helps federal agencies craft rules to keep trains running on schedule.

03/09/2015

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Texas Senate Passes First Bill Of Session, Road Funding Plan

The Texas Senate approved the first bill of the legislative session on Wednesday, with speedy passage of a plan to shift billions of dollars generated by vehicle sales taxes to building and maintaining roads strained by the state’s booming population.

03/04/2015

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Tea Party-Backed Texas Lawmaker Wants Marijuana Legalized

A tea party-backed Texas state lawmaker has filed a bill to fully legalize marijuana, seeking to strike any prohibition of it from state statute.

03/03/2015

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst (R) looks over the Senate rules trying to figure how to end the Democrats' attempt to defeat the anti-abortion bill SB5 by a filibuster on the last day of the legislative special session June 25, 2013 in Austin. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Ex-Dewhurst Aide Sentence For Stealing Campaign Funds

An ex-top adviser to former Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has been sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison for stealing $2.5-plus million in campaign funds from the then-powerful Republican.

02/27/2015

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Perry Attorneys Ask Texas Appeals Court To Toss Felony Case

Attorneys for former Texas Gov. Rick Perry have asked a state appeals court to dismiss felony abuse-of-power charges against the possible 2016 presidential candidate on free-speech grounds.

02/26/2015

Texas Gov. Rick Perry addresses the the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) February 9, 2012 in Washington, DC. Thousands of conservative activists are attending the annual gathering in the nation's capital.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Former Governor Rick Perry Touts Low Taxes In Va. Visit

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry touted his record to Virginia Republicans on Tuesday as someone who favors low taxes and a more aggressive foreign policy.

02/24/2015

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