“I have to commit a felony every day, and I’ve been at the Capitol all week telling the lawmakers that,” a Bedford resident with a rare condition said as she tries to lobby to expand a program regarding medical marijuana.

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Medical Marijuana Could Become More Widely Available In Texas“I have to commit a felony every day, and I’ve been at the Capitol all week telling the lawmakers that,” a Bedford resident with a rare condition said as she tries to lobby to expand a program regarding medical marijuana.
Bitter Political Battle Continues Over Proposed Texas Election BillsThis week, a House elections-related bill passed in committee and will now head to the full House for consideration. This comes as the bitter political battle over this legislation and a similar Senate bill escalates.
Texas Gov. Abbott Challenges President Biden's Executive Actions On GunsIn response to President Joe Biden's executive actions, Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted that the president is "threatening our 2nd Amendment rights” and that "we will not allow this in Texas."
Texas Gov. Abbott Bans State Agencies From Requiring Vaccine PassportsTexas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order stopping government agencies and state-funded organizations from requiring the vaccination proof.
Debate Intensifying Over Proposed Texas Election Law BillsRepublican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said SB 7 is about "voter security, not about suppression," while former El Paso congressman and Democrat Beto O'Rourke called it "the single greatest attack on democracy."
Major Companies Come Out Against Texas Bills Limiting Voter AccessJack Fink reports on the political fallout.
New Texas Voting Bill Attracting Opposition, Support From ResidentsHundreds of Texans were at the State Capitol on Thursday to voice their concerns over proposed election reforms. House Bill 6 has attracted no shortage of opinions on both sides of the issue.
Texas House Gives Final Passage To Various Bills In Power Outage AftermathThe Texas House gave final passage to six bills aimed at preventing last month's widespread and deadly power outages from ever happening again.
Busy Day At Texas State Capital On Variety Of BillsJack Fink reports.
New Oversight, Mandates For Texas' Power Grid Proposed In Wake Of Blackouts During Winter StormsBoth the GOP-controlled House and Senate passed sweeping reforms that lawmakers say would prevent a repeat of the widespread blackouts that spiraled into one of the worst power outages in U.S. history.
Texas Senate Passes Wave Of Restrictive Abortion BillsLawmakers are looking to make Texas one of the most restrictive states in the country when it comes to women being able to have abortions.
Journalists Allowed Inside Texas Border Detention Facility For Migrant ChildrenThe Biden administration for the first time Tuesday, allowed journalists inside its main border detention facility for migrant children.
Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan: More Than 27,000 Migrants Apprehended In Texas This WeekTexas House Speaker Dade Phelan calls the surge at the Texas border a humanitarian crisis. "I've been getting daily briefings from DPS, and what they're saying is a surge that we haven't seen in years."
Unemployment Lessons From The PandemicTexas Workforce Commission Executive Director Ed Serna Discusses Unemployment Lessons From The Pandemic
Congress Has Hearing On Texas Power Outages During Winter StormsThe CEO of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) said Wednesday that Texas did not adequately prepare its electric grid and natural gas supply before last month's severe winter storms.
Governor Abbott Discusses COVID-19 Lawsuits, Unaccompanied Minors In North TexasAt Bison Coolers in North Richland Hills, Governor Greg Abbott supported bills that would shield businesses from what he called frivolous Covid-19 related lawsuits.
Lt. Governor Calls On Governor To Reverse ERCOT Overcharges, Exposing Major Policy DifferenceIn an extraordinary political move, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick called on Governor Greg Abbott to reverse billions of dollars in overcharges by ERCOT for electricity during last month's winter storms.
State Rep. Turner On ERCOT LegislationDiscussing ERCOT Legislation With Texas State Representative Chris Turner of Grand Prairie
Texas House Speaker Disagrees With Senate Bill That Would Reverse Billions In Electricity OverchargesPolitical reporter Jack Fink explains.
Sens. Ted Cruz, John Cornyn Demand More COVID-19 Vaccine For TexansThey are calling for more doses and said the the lack of doses delivered to Texas is, "unacceptable."
Texas Senate Passes Bill To Protect Electricity CustomersThe Texas Senate introduced and passed a bill in one day that would reverse billions of dollars in overcharges by the state's electric grid operator, ERCOT.
'I Need Every American To Do Their Part': President Biden Outlines Plans To Defeat COVID-19President Joe Biden set a goal of July 4 to reopen the country in his first primetime address on Thursday night.
Furloughs Off The Table For American Airlines Employees In Wake Of Passage Of COVID-19 ReliefThirteen-thousand employees will receive full pay and benefits through September 30.
Gov. Greg Abbott Declares ERCOT Billing Error Correction An Emergency Item For Texas Legislature"The emergency item includes any inaccurate excessive charges and any issues regarding ancillary service prices," the brief news release said.

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