Texas Legislature

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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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Bill Allowing Patients To Refuse Drugs Considered

People living in state homes for the disabled would get the right to refuse psychoactive drugs under a proposal advancing in the Texas Legislature.

04/09/2013

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Williams: Texas Will Get A-F School Rating System

The state’s top education official says he will direct Texas to rate schools and school districts based on letter grades A through F starting next year.

04/02/2013

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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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Texas Sex Offenders In Sight Of Rare Policy Win

The GOP-controlled Texas Senate has passed a bill to remove employer information from Texas’ online sex offender registry.

03/30/2013

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Much Ado About Algebra II

AUSTIN (AP) – The math class of exponents and imaginary numbers – and a potential predictor of a student’s success in college and in life – has become a key point of contention as the […]

03/16/2013

A health professional attends a mother breastfeeding her baby. (credit: Joel Nito/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas House Bill Aims To Protect Breastfeeding In Public

House bill 1706 in the Texas Legislature would legally prohibiting anyone from interfering with a nursing mother in public, a protection breast-feeding advocate Michelle Hickman feels new mothers need.

03/15/2013

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Hundreds Protest, Lobby For Gay Rights In Texas

Hundreds of people are in Austin to lobby Texas lawmakers to support equality for lesbians, gays and the transgendered, including the right to marry.

03/11/2013

A nurse performs a mammogram on a patient. (credit: Mychele Daniau/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Clergy Call For More Women’s Health Funding

More than 370 members of the clergy asked the Texas Legislature to boost funding for women’s health programs. Leaders of Methodist, Buddhist, Presbyterian, Jewish, Baptist and Unitarian congregations lobbied lawmakers for more spending.

03/04/2013

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State Insurance Commissioner May Be Rejected

Texas Insurance Commissioner Eleanor Kitzman could have trouble winning Senate confirmation to keep her job, as Democrats with enough votes to defeat her nomination question her credentials.

02/25/2013

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Fort Worth Democrat Introduces Same-Sex Marriage Bill

A Democratic lawmaker has introduced a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in Texas, 10 years after the Legislature proposed a constitutional amendment banning it.

02/14/2013

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Texas Democrats Plan To Force Education Votes

How the state will pay for public schools will take center stage this week in the political theater known as the Texas Legislature. And it will likely remain there throughout the session.

02/10/2013

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