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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

A math teacher uses a white board to explain a sum to students. (credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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

Students read books in an elementary school. (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

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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