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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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Texas Moves Closer To Allowing Guns On College Campuses

The Texas Senate has given final approval to a proposal allowing people with proper licenses to carry concealed handguns on college campuses.

03/19/2015

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Texas Senate Approves Concealed Campus Carry Gun Bill

The Texas Senate has given preliminary approval to allowing concealed handguns in college classrooms, a day after passing a measure allowing open carry of guns most everywhere else in America’s second most-populous state.

03/18/2015

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Texas Senate OKs Plan To Let Some Students Bypass Test Rules

The Texas Senate has approved allowing thousands of high school seniors to graduate this year despite failing one of the standardized exams needed to earn a diploma.

03/17/2015

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Plan Rating Schools With Letter Grades Headed To Full Senate

A plan to rate public schools statewide by letter grades A through F is headed to the full Senate. The Senate Education Committee approved the much-watched bill Tuesday.

03/17/2015

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Texas Senate Approves Handgun Open Carry Bill, Sends To House

The Texas Senate has given its final approval to licensed open carry of handguns in the state, sending the measure to the House.

03/17/2015

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