Politics

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Governor-Elect Abbott Goes One-On-One With CBS 11 News

Governor-elect Greg Abbott raised a lot of eyebrows when he criticized locally-approved ordinances such as Denton’s ban on fracking and Dallas’ ban on plastic bags — calling it the “Californication” of Texas.

CBS 11–01/14/2015

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Texas Lawmakers Want More Protection Following Run-In With Gun Rights Activists

Open Carry Gun activists wandering the hallways of the Capitol building in Austin have some state lawmakers calling for heightened security.

01/14/2015

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House Votes To Undo President Obama’s Immigration Policies

The House has passed legislation to overturn President Barack Obama’s immigration actions and remove protections for immigrants brought illegally to the country as children.

01/14/2015

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Former Abbott Deputy Named Texas Insurance Commissioner

A former top deputy of Republican Gov.-elect Greg Abbott is taking over the Texas Department of Insurance.

01/12/2015

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Taxes, Immigration Top Texas Lawmakers’ Agenda

The start of Texas’ 140-day legislative session Tuesday may answer some key questions on several important topics, but it is sure to raise many others.

01/12/2015

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Texas Comptroller: Plunging Oil Prices ‘Dampened’ Budget Outlook

The first legislative session under Republican Gov.-elect Greg Abbott will begin with lawmakers having a so-called budget surplus of $7.5 billion.

01/12/2015

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Lt. Gov. Patrick: Nix In-State Tuition Law, Prosecutor Unit Funding

Patrick pledged hefty property and business tax cuts, as well pushing to scrap a popular 2001 Texas law offering in-state university tuition to the children of people who came to the U.S. illegally.

01/08/2015

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EXCLUSIVE: Governor Perry Looks Ahead, Reflects On Years In Office

Rick Perry is a giant in Texas politics. And after serving 14 years as Governor, he’s spending his final days in office.

CBS 11–01/07/2015

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Appeals Court Considers New Texas Abortion Restrictions

The constitutionality of a Texas law that could force some women to travel hundreds of miles or cross state lines to get a legal abortion were debated Wednesday before a federal appeals court

01/07/2015

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NJ Lawmakers May Investigate Christie Over Free Cowboys Tickets

The joint legislative committee that led an investigation into the George Washington Bridge scandal is considering looking into New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s free tickets and travel to Dallas Cowboys games. Democratic Assemblyman John Wisniewski […]

01/06/2015

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Incoming Lt. Gov. Patrick Vows Tax Relief Despite Oil Prices

Incoming Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is continuing to vow tax relief despite plummeting oil prices that have complicated the Texas budget outlook.

01/05/2015

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Fort Hood Attack Victims File New Purple Heart Petition

The victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting attack leaving 13 dead filed a formal petition Wednesday to receive Purple Hearts and other benefits they have argued are long overdue.

12/31/2014

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