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Funding Battle Brewing As Billions Left Unspent In Texas House Budget

Billions of available dollars remain unspent under a House budget that sets up battles over tax cuts and extra money for roads and classrooms in the final two months of the Legislature.

03/24/2015

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Texas Lawmakers Propose Bills To Regulate Drilling Statewide

If you think gas wells are too close to homes and schools, wait until you hear how much closer they could be getting.

03/23/2015

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Texas Senate Approves Concealed Campus Carry Gun Bill

The Texas Senate has given preliminary approval to allowing concealed handguns in college classrooms, a day after passing a measure allowing open carry of guns most everywhere else in America’s second most-populous state.

03/18/2015

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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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Texas’ Unusual Grand Jury System Gets New Scrutiny

Grand juries in Texas are chosen like no other place in the country.

03/17/2015

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Texas Senate Approves Handgun Open Carry Bill, Sends To House

The Texas Senate has given its final approval to licensed open carry of handguns in the state, sending the measure to the House.

03/17/2015

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Texas Senate Begins Debate On Open Carry Of Handguns

The Texas Senate is set to vote on a bill that would allow the licensed open carry of handguns in the state.

03/16/2015

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Senate Panel Recommends Moving Texas Public Integrity Unit

A Texas Senate committee has recommended moving state public corruption prosecutors out of the office of an Austin-based district attorney.

03/16/2015

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Controversy Over “Former Fetus” Sign At The State Capitol

The signs delivered to state lawmakers in Austin had a strong message with just two words: Former Fetus. But it wasn’t the message that caused a flap, it was the interaction between two Republican lawmakers about where the sign was hung.

CBS 11–03/11/2015

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Texas Senate Passes First Bill Of Session, Road Funding Plan

The Texas Senate approved the first bill of the legislative session on Wednesday, with speedy passage of a plan to shift billions of dollars generated by vehicle sales taxes to building and maintaining roads strained by the state’s booming population.

03/04/2015

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Texas Conservatives Back Teacher Evaluations, School Grading Plans

Top conservatives clamoring for ‘school choice’ voucher plans in the Texas Legislature are offering other priorities that are less hot-button but still may spark bitter floor fights.

03/03/2015

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Texas Republicans Want Medicaid Flexibility, Not Expansion

All 20 Texas Senate Republicans sent a letter Monday to President Barack Obama demanding more flexibility for their state to administer Medicaid

03/02/2015

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