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Abbott Signs Pre-K Boost, But Work Remains For Republicans

The bill gives more money to Texas schools that implement higher pre-K standards.

05/28/2015

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2 Gun Rights Bills Expected To Get Final Votes In Texas

The top two gun rights bills expected to shoot through the Republican-controlled Texas Legislature now need a final week push to become law.

05/25/2015

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Texas Senate Slogs Through Teen Abortion Restrictions Debate

A hotly debated tightening of abortion rules for Texas teenagers – which has already cleared the state House – is slowing activity to a crawl in the Senate, where Democrats are using logistical tactics to stall a vote.

05/25/2015

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Texas Senate Approves Open Carry Of Handguns

The bill still needs a final House vote. That chamber has already passed a similar version.

05/22/2015

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House Republicans Offer Solutions To Border Crisis; Critics Blast Recommendations

Tens of thousands of unaccompanied children from Central America who crossed into Texas are overwhelming Border Patrol Agents.

07/23/2014

General Motors CEO Mary Barra testifies before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on Capitol Hill, April 2, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Senators Accuse GM Of Covering Up Defective Switch

Members of a Senate subcommittee accused General Motors of trying to cover up problems with an ignition switch that is now tied to 13 deaths.

04/07/2014

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Senate Rejects Democratic Debt Limit Extension

The Senate has rejected a Democratic effort to extend the government’s ability to borrow money through next year.

10/12/2013

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Ted Cruz Among Those Delaying Votes On Spending Bill

Ted Cruz and Mike Lee are the odd men out in the Senate — to both Republicans and Democrats. The GOP’s frustration with the tea party conservatives was on full display Thursday.

09/26/2013

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks about immigration during a rally. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Sen. Cruz Ends Talkathon, Senate Heads Toward Vote

Tea party conservative Sen. Ted Cruz ended his all-night talkathon to dismantle President Barack Obama’s health care law after 21 hours and 19 minutes.

CBSDFW.COM–09/25/2013

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Local Abortion Clinics Plan Next Move

The Routh Street Women’s Clinic off the North Central Expressway is one of many local abortion clinics, which will shutter if and when HB2 takes effect.

07/18/2013

Sen. Wendy Davis as she filibusters against SB5 on senate floor. (credit: CBS 11 News)

Sen. Wendy Davis: Democracy Killed Anti-Abortion Bill…For Now

A filibuster by Sen. Wendy Davis from Fort Worth led Democrats to a victory on abortion legislation, but it will likely be a short one.

06/26/2013

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Texas Senate Votes To Extend Lottery

The Texas Senate has voted to extend the life of the state lottery in a vote that was much less contentious than in the House, where some lawmakers tried to kill it off.

05/17/2013

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