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

Texas House Trying School Finance Fix Amid Court Fight

The Texas House is launching an ambitious attempt to fix the troubled way the state pays for public schools without waiting for the conclusion of a bitter, ongoing court battle.

03/25/2015

Texas State Capitol

Texas House OKs Sweeping Border Security Bill

Plans to hire of hundreds of new troopers for the Texas-Mexico border is part of sweeping border security measures tentatively approved by the Texas House.

03/18/2015

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TX Supreme Court Judge Issues Challenge To Lawmakers

Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice asks lawmakers to approve legal funding for military veterans and says laws making it a criminal offense to skip school are not working.

02/18/2015

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Texas House Passes Abortion Restrictions Bill

A controversial bill to restrict abortions has cleared its first hurdle during the second special session.

07/09/2013

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Texas House Passes Abortion Bill

Texas House Passes Abortion Bill.

07/09/2013

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State House Ready For Crowd & Abortion Bill Vote

Thousands of people may converge on the Texas State Capitol once again next week. Next Tuesday the full House is expected to vote on House Bill 2, the bill enacting harsh abortion restrictions.

CBS 11–07/03/2013

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Texas House Committee Approves Abortion Restrictions

After hours of emotional testimony that stretched late through the night, the Texas House State Affairs Committee approved controversial bills adding new restrictions on abortions, by a margin of 8-3.

CBS 11–07/03/2013

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Hundreds Sign Up To Testify As Abortion Bill Hearings Begin In Austin

More than 2,000 people signed up to testify about proposed abortion restrictions before a Texas House committee on Tuesday, but rules imposed by the panel’s top Republican mean no more than 140 members of the public would get a chance to speak.

CBS 11–07/02/2013

Vials to be used to collect samples for drug and alcohol testing. (credit: Ron Wurzer/Getty Images)

Perry Signs Drug Testing For Unemployment Law

Governor Rick Perry has signed a law mandating drug testing for some unemployment benefits recipients.

06/14/2013

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UIL Concussion Insurance Pilot Program Approved By Texas House

The Texas House has approved a pilot program allowing parents to purchase concussion insurance for boys who play football and girls who play soccer.

05/07/2013

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Some Cigarette Prices Would Climb Under Texas House Bill

The Texas House has narrowly approved and sent to the Senate a bill cutting taxes on chewing tobacco by more than 30 percent but raising the price of some smaller brands of cigarettes.

05/07/2013

Firearms Maker Smith And Wesson Reports Almost 50 Percent Increase In Sales Revenue

Texas House Approves 12 Bills To Ease Gun Laws

The Texas House approved a batch of bills Saturday to further soften gun laws that were already among the country’s most firearms-friendly.

05/05/2013

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