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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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Bill Passed To Ban Shark Fin Trading

Texas could become the first Gulf Coast state to enact a ban, which protects shark species. Tens of millions of sharks are killed each year to supply the wasteful demand for shark fin soup.

05/05/2013

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Guns On Campus Bill Scheduled For Texas House Vote

The Texas House has scheduled a vote this week on a bill allowing concealed handgun license holders to carry their guns into college classrooms.

04/29/2013

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CEO: Perry Supports Selling Electric Cars From Manufacturer

Members of the Texas House are considering a bill that would allow manufacturers of 100-percent electric vehicles or all battery-powered vehicles to sell directly to consumers, bypassing car dealers.

CBSDFW.COM–04/10/2013

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Texas Lawmakers Boost State Spending

The Texas Legislature may not be spending quite like a drunken sailor, but lawmakers have certainly got the checkbook out as they work on the next state budget.

03/31/2013

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North Texas Rep. Pushing For Statewide Smoking Ban

A North Texas representative has filed a bill to make all businesses in the state smoke-free. Denton Republican Myra Crownover says House Bill 400 is targeted to protect employees from second-hand smoke.

CBSDFW.COM–03/13/2013

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