Texas House Speaker Warns Business Community Bathroom Bills Likely To Return In 2019At the Visit Dallas annual meeting Thursday, Republican Texas House Speaker Joe Straus credited tourism leaders for helping kill bathroom privacy legislation. "You spoke out against an idea that wasn't just bad for tourism, wasn't just bad for the state economy, but it was bad for Texas."
Effort Underway To Prevent Sexual Harassment At Texas CapitolState Rep. Linda Koop has a plan to prevent sexual harassment or worse from happening at the Texas State Capitol.
I-Team: Homebuilders Push Texas Lawmakers To Block Fire Sprinkler RequirementsThe Texas State Fire Marshal says every home should have fire sprinklers but state lawmakers have refused to make it a requirement for new homes.
Lawyers For Texas Cities Argue Against State Immigration LawAttorneys for numerous Texas local governments and immigrant advocates told a federal appeals court Tuesday that a Texas law aimed at cracking down on so-called sanctuary cities puts illegal and unconstitutional burdens on local authorities.
Appeals Court Argument Set For Texas 'Sanctuary Cities' LawA federal appeals court in New Orleans is set to hear arguments over a Texas law cracking down on sanctuary cities.
Will Texas House Become More Conservative After Straus?The Lone Star State, already one of the most conservative in the nation, may soon become even more so after House Speaker Joe Straus announced he's not running for re-election.
Texas Asks Court To Allow Its Ban On 'Sanctuary Cities'A U.S. District judge blocked much of the law on Aug. 31, a day before it was to take effect. The state appealed to the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Texas Asks Court To Allow Its Ban On 'Sanctuary Cities' Attorneys for Texas are asking a federal appeals court in New Orleans to let the state's law banning "sanctuary cities" take effect.
Supreme Court Blocks Lower Court Ruling On Texas DistrictsThe 5-4 order issued late Tuesday means the state almost certainly will hold elections next year in districts that were struck down as racially discriminatory.
Texas So Far Not Raiding $10B 'Rainy Day' Fund After HarveyRepublican Gov. Greg Abbott has said the costs of Harvey could exceed more than $150 billion.
Federal Judge Blocks Texas' 'Sanctuary Cities' LawA federal judge has temporarily blocked most of Texas' tough new "sanctuary cities" law allowing police to inquire about people's immigration status during routine interactions such as traffic stops.
Parents Often Kept In Dark About Schools' Vaccine RatesThe number of Texas families deciding not to vaccinate their school-age children has quadrupled in the past decade, according to state health records.

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