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Dispute Over Security Clearances For Refugees Could Jeopardize State ProgramOn September 9, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission sent agencies a letter explaining that federal money estimated at $30 million, provided for newly arrived refugees under the Refugee Cash and Medical Assistance Program may be in jeopardy.
Abbott Selects Longtime Aide To Lead Texas Health CommissionGov. Greg Abbott has selected one his longtime aides to take over the state's massive health agency.
Texas Health Official Out After Study On Planned ParenthoodA top Texas health official is stepping down after co-authoring a study about Planned Parenthood that triggered strong backlash from Republican leaders.
Texas Files Suit To Block Syrian Refugees From Being Relocated To DallasThe suit contends the U.S. government has prevented Texas from receiving vital information to assess the security risk posed by the refugees in advance of their arrival.
Texas Files Suit Against Federal Government Over Syrian Refugee PlacementAttorney General Ken Paxton has filed suit on behalf of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) against the federal government to halt the relocation of refugees from Syria in the state.
Texas Orders Its Volunteer Groups To Stop Resettling SyriansTexas has instructed volunteer organizations that settle international refugees statewide to immediately stop helping Syrians — even though it may not have the authority to do so.
TAPS Board Votes To Offer Bare Bones ServiceThe agency's board of directors met Friday to try to find a way to stay in business after losing critical state funding.
Planned Parenthood: Texas Extends Clinic Subpoena DeadlinePlanned Parenthood says at least one Texas clinic is getting more time to answer a subpoena from state health investigators that seeks hundreds of pages of staff and patient records.
Texas Creates State Website For Children With Special NeedsA Texas task force has created what officials call a first-of-its-kind website designed to help families who have children with disabilities and special needs.
Audit: Lack Of 'Ethics' Enabled $110M No-Bid State Contract A state contracting scandal that has cost top Texas health officials their jobs and dealt new Republican Gov. Greg Abbott an early test was enabled by a lack of ethics and accountability, a state audit concluded Thursday.
Questionable $110M State Deals Bypassed ReviewsState officials say $110 million in no-bid health contracts that are now the focus of a criminal investigation bypassed two routine oversight boards for deals of that size.
Feds Withhold $75M In Medicaid Funding From TexasFederal regulators say they're denying Texas $75 million in funding for a new health care program because the state violated program rules by allowing private hospitals to receive federal dollars.

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