Texas Senate Panel Mulls Contentious 'Wrongful Birth' BillA "wrongful birth" bill prohibiting parents from suing doctors after their child is born with severe disabilities has begun advancing in the Texas Legislature.
Dallas Lawmaker Wants Attacks On Police Classified 'Hate Crimes'Republican State Rep. Jason Villalba is trying to pass HB 429 into law. The bill would elevate the charge a suspect is facing by one level.
Texas Bill Would Let Firefighters, EMTs Carry Guns On DutyParamedics would be able to pack more than just medical supplies if one state lawmaker gets his way. State Representative John Wray wants all first-responders in Texas to be able to carry guns.
Texas Union Dues Bill Draws Early QuestionsA bill barring voluntary payroll deductions of union dues from state employee paychecks is drawing questions as it begins a long, potentially contentious journey through the Texas Legislature.
Negotiations To Fix Dallas Police & Fire Pension Fund Reach StalemateThe pension board chairman, Sam Friar, says the problem is, talks with the city to reach a deal on a permanent fix aren't going well. "We're at a stalemate now."
Lt. Governor Blasts Dallas County Resolution Welcoming Undocumented ImmigrantsIn an interview via Skype, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick said, "What is it that they don't get about following the law and the will of the people who do not want sanctuary cities in our country and most importantly in our state."
Lt. Gov. Patrick Slams 'Bathroom Bill' StudyPatrick has decried the study before. But he called a news conference Monday to brand it "bogus" and "fear mongering."
State Legislators Seek Funding Ban For 'Sanctuary Cities'Texas Republicans eager to reinforce President Donald Trump's call for a crackdown on illegal immigration pushed to deny state money for local jurisdictions that refuse to cooperate.
Effort At State Capitol To Stall Bill Targeting Sanctuary CItiesPunishing sanctuary cities is one of Governor Abbott's top priorities.
Texas Governor's 'Sanctuary' Crackdown Teases New AgendaTexas Governor Greg Abbott is laying out a new agenda that's expected to enthusiastically embrace President Donald Trump's crackdown on so-called "sanctuary cities."
Lengthy Mediation Efforts To Save Dallas Pension Fund FailLengthy mediation efforts this week between Dallas leaders and the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System have failed and no resolution appears evident as the pension stumbles toward insolvency.
Study On Public School Funding In Texas Receiving PraiseAny changes could have a major impact on the six million public school children here in the Lone Star State.

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