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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

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz stands on stage while speaking to a crowd gathered at Liberty University to announce his presidential candidacy March 23, 2015 in Lynchburg, Virginia. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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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Texas Senate Advances School Vouchers; House Still Opposed

The Texas Senate has advanced a school voucher plan using taxpayer funds to help parents send their children to private and religious schools instead of public ones.

04/20/2015

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Texas Senate OKs Budget, But Long Way To Abbott’s Desk Ahead

With seven weeks left, the real wrangling in Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s first session now begins.

04/14/2015

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Technicality Halts Texas ‘Open Carry’ Bill, For Now

Democratic state lawmakers have used a technical objection to temporarily derail a high-profile push to overturn Texas’ post-Civil War ban on the open carry of handguns.

04/14/2015

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House Republicans: Cut Texas Sales Tax Rate, Not Property Taxes

Texas would cut its sales tax rate for the first time in history under a House Republican plan that scraps homeowner tax relief sought by Gov. Greg Abbott.

04/08/2015

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