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Texas Senate OKs Wrongful Conviction Exoneration Commission

The Texas Senate has approved a bill establishing an 11-member commission that will examine wrongful convictions.

05/26/2015

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Senate Mandates Suicide Prevention Training For Texas Teachers

The Texas Senate has voted to require public school teachers to undergo two hours of annual training on suicide prevention.

05/12/2015

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Texas Senate OKs Keeping Execution Drug Suppliers Secret

The identity of execution drug makers for the nation’s busiest death chamber would remain confidential under a bill passed by the Texas Senate.

05/11/2015

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New Ban On Abortion Coverage Easily Clears Texas Senate

Most abortions in Texas could not be covered by insurance purchased through the Affordable Care Act under a bill that has cleared the Republican-controlled Senate.

05/05/2015

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Texas Legislature OKs Rules Prohibiting City Fracking Bans

Cities and counties statewide could no longer prohibit hydraulic fracturing under a sweeping, oil and gas industry-backed bill that has cleared the Texas Legislature.

05/04/2015

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Senate Passes Sales Tax-Free Weekend For Gun Purchases

The Texas Senate has approved a plan that would allow shoppers to buy guns, ammunition and hunting supplies without having to pay sales taxes during the last weekend in August.

04/30/2015

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Red Light Cameras Could Be Finished In Texas

The state of Texas could put red light cameras in the rearview mirror under a bill that has cleared the Texas Senate.

04/22/2015

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Texas House OKs Plan To Let Some Students Bypass Test Rules

Texas lawmakers could let thousands of Texas high school students graduate this year even if they fail some of the standardized tests normally required for a diploma.

04/21/2015

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Texas Senate Advances School Vouchers; House Still Opposed

The Texas Senate has advanced a school voucher plan using taxpayer funds to help parents send their children to private and religious schools instead of public ones.

04/20/2015

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Senate Votes To Move Texas Public Integrity Unit From Austin

The Texas Senate has voted to move state public corruption investigations out of left-leaning Austin and into district attorneys’ offices in the home county of elected officials accused of wrongdoing.

04/08/2015

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Texas Senators Approve State Contracting Bill After HHS Commissioner Scandal

Texas Senators have unanimously approved a measure aimed at increasing transparency in state contracts, one day after the release of a scathing report detailing a no-bid state contract.

03/31/2015

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TX Senate OKs Making Synthetic Drug ’25I’ A Controlled Substance

The Texas Senate has approved making the synthetic drug 25I-NBOMe a controlled substance, potentially banning it from being sold online and in places like convenience stores.

03/24/2015

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