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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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TX Supreme Court Judge Issues Challenge To Lawmakers

Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice asks lawmakers to approve legal funding for military veterans and says laws making it a criminal offense to skip school are not working.

02/18/2015

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Proposal Would Tap Texas Vehicle Sales Tax For Road Building

If passed by the Legislature and approved by voters, Nichols’ plan wouldn’t touch the first $2.5 billion generated annually, but would divert the rest for transportation infrastructure beginning in the 2018-2019 state budgetary cycle.

02/04/2015

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Lt. Gov. Patrick Names Senate Committees, Further Punishes Democrats

Democrats in the Texas Senate were shoved further aside by the Republican majority Friday as Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced committee appointments with the minority party in charge of only two panels.

01/23/2015

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Texas Weighs Open Carry Of Handguns

Texas is one of the few states with ban on the open carry of handguns that could change in 2015, with push for expanded gun rights.

12/14/2014

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Carpet From England Purchased For Texas Senate Chamber

New historically accurate carpet for the Texas Senate comes from England as part of a more than $500,000 update to the chamber in Austin.

12/02/2014

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Ex-State Senator, UT Vice Chancellor Farabee Dies

Ray Farabee, conservative Democratic state senator and former vice chancellor of the University of Texas system has died

CBS 11–11/22/2014

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Governor Perry Calls Third Special Session To Boost Road Funding

Governor Rick Perry has called lawmakers into a third special session minutes after the second special session formally ended.

CBS 11–07/30/2013

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Texas Senate Passes Abortion Bill

Republicans in the Texas Legislature have passed an omnibus abortion bill that is one of the most restrictive in the nation.

07/13/2013

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Texas Senate Convenes To Debate Abortion Bill

The Texas Senate convened Friday afternoon to begin debate and ultimately vote on a bill to implement some of the nation’s toughest abortion restrictions. Vocal demonstrators on both sides of the issue filled the Texas Capitol.

07/12/2013

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Texas Senate On Track To Pass Tough Abortion Rules

This time when the Texas Senate takes up tough new abortion restrictions, the chamber’s top Republican is determined not to let anything — or anyone — derail a vote.

07/12/2013

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Texas Senate Prepares Final Vote On Abortion Bill

The Texas Senate was poised to cast a final vote on tough new abortion restrictions after a committee approved the measure Thursday, and top Republicans and Democrats acknowledged there is little to stop it from becoming law this time.

07/11/2013

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