State Legislature

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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

Students in pre-kindergartner class enjoy reading a book. (credit: Wendy Carlson/Getty Images)

State Senate Approves Texas Pre-K Upgrade

After months of criticism from both sides of the political spectrum, the Texas Senate on Thursday approved Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s proposed pre-K upgrade.

05/08/2015

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Lawmakers OK Rules Stopping Fracking Bans

Texas moved Monday to ban its own cities from imposing prohibitions on hydraulic fracturing and other potentially environmentally harmful oil and natural gas drilling activities within their boundaries.

05/05/2015

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State House Votes To Stop ‘Double Dipping’

The Texas House has overwhelmingly voted to prevent “double dipping,” or elected officials who retire on paper to begin drawing state pensions while still in their jobs.

05/05/2015

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State House Mulls Chemical Storage Bill

The Texas House is to debate the first major proposal to tighten chemical storage regulations more than two years after the deadly West fertilizer plant explosion.

05/01/2015

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State House Votes To Dissolve Startup Fund

The Texas House has preliminarily passed a plan revamping the state’s economic incentive programs, including dissolving a pet fund of Rick Perry that funneled $200 million in taxpayer dollars to startups.

05/01/2015

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Tuition Increases Capped At 1 Percent Until 2018

The Texas Senate has voted to bar universities statewide from increasing tuition by more than 1 percent over the cost of inflation until the 2018-19 academic year.

04/30/2015

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Bill Would ID Judges Who Grant Teen Abortions

State lawmakers are considering a bill to reveal the names of judges who permit teens to terminate a pregnancy if they can’t get required consent from their parents.

04/29/2015

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State House OKs Bill To Prohibit Fracking Bans

Cities and counties in Texas could no longer prohibit hydraulic fracturing under an oil and gas industry-backed measure overwhelmingly approved by the State House.

04/17/2015

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