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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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Texas Senate Begins Debate On Open Carry Of Handguns

The Texas Senate is set to vote on a bill that would allow the licensed open carry of handguns in the state.

03/16/2015

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Senate Confirms Gov. Abbott’s University Of Texas Regents Choices

The Texas Senate has easily approved Gov. Greg Abbott’s first three appointees to the University of Texas System Board of Regents, bringing what began as a contentious process to a tame conclusion.

03/11/2015

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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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