Texas State Legislature

House Committee Approves New State Abortion RegsA Texas House committee has approved new restrictions on abortions in the state, after cutting short an 11-hour hearing and denying hundreds of people the opportunity to testify against them.
Expert Says Texas Standardized Test Isn't Too Hard A state expert denied Monday that Texas made its latest standardized test too difficult, saying such exams have always gotten harder but that students still tend to improve their scores over time.
Arlington State Senator: "Why Aren't You Speaking English?"An Arlington State Senator is taking heat after asking a man testifying on immigration "Why aren't you speaking in English, then?"
Filibuster Propels Wendy Davis Into SpotlightTexas Democrats never had much hope in this Legislature, where Republicans have a huge majority and an unshakeable drive to slash spending without raising taxes or dipping into the state’s giant savings account.
Texas Legislators Still In An Education Funding BattleIt’s the 11th hour for school education funding in Texas. Legislators have a self-imposed 5 p.m. Friday deadline to work out differences between House and Senate funding bills.
School Bus Ads Become Popular Amid Budget WoesA lot of North Texas school districts fighting budget shortfalls are enthusiastically getting on board with a plan to sell ads on the side of buses.
GOP Claims State Bill Would Help Texas Schools Cut BudgetsRepublican House members on Thursday were pushing legislation they say will give relief to Texas schools buckling under a strapped state budget over protests from the very people they say the bill will protect.
Resolution Would Allow Leach To Sue Texas TechA state lawmaker has introduced legislation that would allow football coach Mike Leach to sue Texas Tech for wrongful dismissal.
State Senate Votes To Stretch Teacher DeadlinesThe Texas State Senate has approved a bill that would extend some teacher contract deadlines.
Legislature Roundup - Day TwoThe 82nd Texas State Legislature is underway, and both sides of the aisles are hard at work on the budget, the continued immigration debate, and banning a fake drug that acts like the real one.
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