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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.

19 hours ago

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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.

22 hours ago

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‘Campus Carry’ Bill Faces Texas House Vote

Texas is moving closer to allowing guns on college campuses. The State House will vote on this issue on Tuesday in Austin.

23 hours ago

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Texas House & Senate Approve Tax Cuts

The Texas House and Senate gave preliminary approval to increasing homestead property tax exemptions, key to a $3.8 billion tax cut package on Gov. Greg Abbott’s wish list.

05/25/2015

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Lawmakers Have Busy Night At State Capitol

From same-sex marriage, to schools, to the money that goes into your pocket — it was a busy night on Thursday at the State Capitol in Austin.

05/15/2015

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Deadline Passes For Texas Gay Marriage Bill

A bill widely backed by Texas Republicans to stop gay marriage regardless of how the U.S. Supreme Court rules this summer is dead for now.

05/15/2015

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Lawmakers Pass 2 Different School Grade Plans

The Texas House has voted to issue A through F grades to rate public schools’ academic performance — but its plan features far different criteria than a similar, Senate-approved proposal.

05/15/2015

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Abbott Says Tax Cut Standoff May End Soon

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott says the end to a lengthy standoff over tax cuts between the House and Senate appears within reach.

05/15/2015

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School Finance Overhaul Dies In Texas House

An ambitious Texas House plan overhauling the troubled way that the state pays for its public schools collapsed on Thursday as a key deadline to pass bills looms.

05/14/2015

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Delay Tactics Slow Texas House

Hundreds of closely watched proposals hang in the balance as work in the Texas House has slowed to a crawl — even as the chamber’s last chance to pass its bills looms.

05/14/2015

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State House Votes To Restrict Teen Abortions

The Texas House approved a proposal that would tighten restrictions on a process that enables teens to have abortions when they can’t get parental consent.

05/14/2015

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Texas GOP Preparing For Gay Marriage Fight

Gay rights activists said that a showdown in Texas is looming over an attempt by Republicans to pass new laws before the U.S. Supreme Court possibly legalizes gay marriage.

05/12/2015

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