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State Lawmakers Look To Finish Road Funding

The Texas Senate and House could wrap up the second special session by approving a proposed constitutional amendment increasing funding for road and bridge construction.

07/25/2013

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst (R) looks over the Senate rules trying to figure how to end the Democrats' attempt to defeat the anti-abortion bill SB5 by a filibuster on the last day of the legislative special session June 25, 2013 in Austin. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Dewhurst Will Keep Abortion Vote On Track

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst blamed the Texas abortion bill’s defeat on an “unruly mob” of protestors. But that will not happen again, he promised.

07/12/2013

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State Senate Approves Roads & Criminal Justice

The Texas Legislature has approved a mandatory sentence for 17-year-olds who commit capital crimes to life in prison with parole possible after 40 years.

07/12/2013

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Texas Abortion Bill Heads To State Senate

The Texas House approved new abortion limits in a second special session, less than two weeks after Republicans failed to finish work on the bill amid raucous protests.

07/10/2013

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Fort Worth To Discuss Injured Officer’s Benefits

After being shot in the line of duty and left paralyzed, a Fort Worth police officer is fighting to keep some of her medical benefits.

07/09/2013

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Dallas Lawmaker Runs For Railroad Commission

State Rep. Stefani Carter released a statement on Monday saying that she will run for a seat on the commission responsible regulating the oil and gas industry in Texas.

07/09/2013

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Pro-Life & Pro-Choice Activists Gather In Austin

Thousands of pro-life activists cheered even before their rally began on the steps of the State Capitol.

07/08/2013

State Sen. Kirk Watson helps the Democrats defeat the anti-abortion bill SB5, which was up for a vote on the last day of the legislative special session on June 25, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Texas Abortion Debate Resumes In Austin

The fight over access to abortion in Texas resumes Monday with thousands expected to attend a marathon Senate hearing and a nighttime anti-abortion rally at the Capitol.

07/08/2013

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Roads & Juvenile Justice Open Special Session

The Texas Senate on Tuesday will consider bills on transportation funding and juvenile justice in the first hearings of the new special session.

07/02/2013

State Sen. Kirk Watson helps the Democrats defeat the anti-abortion bill SB5, which was up for a vote on the last day of the legislative special session on June 25, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Abortion Bill Debate Begins Again In Austin

The political gloves are back on Monday morning, as state lawmakers head to Austin once again for another special session. A controversial abortion bill is back in the spotlight.

07/01/2013

The Republican-dominated Texas Legislature pushed Monday to enact wide-ranging restrictions that would effectively shut down all abortion clinics in the nation’s second most-populous state, and Democrats planned an old-fashioned marathon filibuster to stop the final vote. (credit: Alyssa Potasznik)

Filibuster Could Halt Texas Abortion Bill Vote

The clock is ticking toward a vote in the Texas Senate on strict abortion regulations. But a historic filibuster in Austin could stand in the way.

06/25/2013

The Texas State Capitol building. (credit: Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images)

House Committee Approves New State Abortion Regs

A Texas House committee has approved new restrictions on abortions in the state, after cutting short an 11-hour hearing and denying hundreds of people the opportunity to testify against them.

06/21/2013

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