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Texas House Approves Bill Legalizing Low-Doses Of Marijuana

The Texas House gave final approval Tuesday to a limited medical marijuana bill that would give epilepsy patients access to trace amounts of cannabis oil.

05/19/2015

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Gov. Abbott Signs Law Banning Cities From Fracking, Drilling Bans

Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law a prohibition on cities and towns imposing local ordinances preventing fracking and other potentially environmentally harmful oil and natural gas activities.

05/18/2015

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Lawmakers Vote To Ban E-cigarette Sales To Minors

E-cigarettes would be off-limits for Texas minors to purchase under a proposal that has cleared both chambers of the Texas Legislature.

05/12/2015

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Senate Mandates Suicide Prevention Training For Texas Teachers

The Texas Senate has voted to require public school teachers to undergo two hours of annual training on suicide prevention.

05/12/2015

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Texas Senate OKs Keeping Execution Drug Suppliers Secret

The identity of execution drug makers for the nation’s busiest death chamber would remain confidential under a bill passed by the Texas Senate.

05/11/2015

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Failed Exams No Longer Barrier To Texas High School Diploma

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a bill that would allow Texas high school students to fail two high-stakes exams and still graduate.

05/11/2015

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Former Michigan GOP Chairman Joins Cruz Presidential Campaign

Former Michigan Republican Party Chairman Saul Anuzis is joining the presidential campaign of Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz.

05/11/2015

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Texas Lawmakers Advance Abortion Bills With Little Debate

Abortion is again seizing the spotlight at the Texas Capitol — but largely only in small doses and mostly without the heated debate and emotion of last session.

05/06/2015

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New Ban On Abortion Coverage Easily Clears Texas Senate

Most abortions in Texas could not be covered by insurance purchased through the Affordable Care Act under a bill that has cleared the Republican-controlled Senate.

05/05/2015

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Texas House Approves Slicing State Sales Taxes For 1st Time

The House has preliminarily approved a $4.9 billion tax cut package featuring the first sales tax reduction in Texas history – setting the chamber up for a fight with the Senate over whose tax plan is best.

04/28/2015

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Cruz Criticizes Lynch, Skips AG Confirmation Vote

Vocal Loretta Lynch opponent Ted Cruz was the only senator to miss her confirmation vote.

04/23/2015

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Texas House Approves Licensed Open Carry Of Handguns

Texas is closer to becoming the most populous state to allow licensed open carry of handguns after Republicans pushed through a key vote in the state House.

04/20/2015

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