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School Finance Trial Underway In Texas

More than 600 school districts make their cases to the State Supreme Court why the public school funding system is outdated, unfair, inefficient and unconstitutional.

17 hours ago

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School Finance Case Hits State Supreme Court

Lawyers for more than 600 school districts are set to tell the state Supreme Court that classroom funding is inadequate and unfairly distributed via a “hopelessly broken” system.

09/01/2015

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Texas One Step Closer To Hiring Marijuana Growers

Back in May the State legislature passed the bill allowing Texas to begin manufacturing CBD oil for epilepsy patients.

08/11/2015

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Planned Parenthood Back Before State Senate

Attorney General Ken Paxton is testifying about his investigation of videos in which Planned Parenthood officials discuss how to harvest tissue from aborted fetuses.

07/29/2015

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Texas Legislature Ends 2015 Session

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus excused his chamber just before 1:00 p.m. on Monday, shortly after Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who oversees the Senate, adjourned the upper chamber.

06/01/2015

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Tech Fund Replaced With University Fund

The Texas Legislature has abolished a technology incentive program that former Gov. Rick Perry used to distribute $200 million in taxpayer funds to Texas startups.

06/01/2015

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‘Campus Carry’ Bill Gets Big Boost

Texas took a giant step closer to allowing concealed handguns in college classrooms late Tuesday, with State House lawmakers giving preliminary approval to the measure.

05/27/2015

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State Senate Passes Border Security Bill

The Texas Senate has passed a $300 million border security bill — one of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s priorities and part of a sweeping, $800 million border package.

05/27/2015

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State Senate OKs Foster Care Training Boost

The Senate has approved mandating 35 hours of training for potential foster care parents, more than double what some are now required to have.

05/27/2015

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Lawmakers Double Line Of Duty Death Benefit

The Texas Legislature has passed a bill to double the amount of money the state pays surviving spouses, children or parents of public employees killed in the line of duty.

05/27/2015

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Supreme Court To Hear Texas Districts Case

The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear a case about whether states must count only those who are eligible to vote when drawing electoral districts for their legislatures.

05/26/2015

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Alamo Preservation Bill Heads To Abbott

It is now up to Gov. Greg Abbott to determine how San Antonio visitors remember the Alamo — the site of the famous Texas Revolution battle where 180 defenders died.

05/26/2015

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