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Sunday, Apr 23, 2017

What to Watch in the Texas Legislature This Week

What to Watch in the Texas Legislature This Week

For months, Gov. Greg Abbott stayed silent and Texas' bathroom bill languished in the Legislature amid mounting criticism from LGBT activists and business groups.

Thursday, Apr 20, 2017

Texas House OKs Major School Finance Fix, But Will Senate?

Texas House OKs Major School Finance Fix, But Will Senate?

The Texas House has approved a bipartisan, $1.6 billion bill to begin overhauling the state's troubled school finance system.

Thursday, Apr 20, 2017

Key Facts as Texas Governor Revives Push for 'Bathroom Bill'

Key Facts as Texas Governor Revives Push for 'Bathroom Bill'

After Gov. Abbot broke his silence on the controversial 'bathroom bill', the legislation has gained new momentum.

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017

Top 10 Percent Change Advancing in Texas Senate

Top 10 Percent Change Advancing in Texas Senate

Students who graduate in the top 10 percent of their class may no longer be guaranteed acceptance into public Texas universities if this bill passes.

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017

Texas House OKs Statewide Ride Hailing Rules, Defying Austin

Texas House OKs Statewide Ride Hailing Rules, Defying Austin

A bill requiring annual background checks, but not fingerprinting, for ride-hailing companies such as Uber or Lyft has passed the Texas House.

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017

Texas Senate Endorses Letting Home-Schoolers Play in UIL

Texas Senate Endorses Letting Home-Schoolers Play in UIL

A bill allowing home-schooled students to play in UIL sports and other activities has passed through the Texas Senate.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017

Texas Governor Gives First Clear Support for 'Bathroom Bill'

Texas Governor Gives First Clear Support for 'Bathroom Bill'

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is giving his first explicit support for the proposed 'bathroom bill'.

Monday, Apr 17, 2017

Texas House Orders Study Before Hogpocalypse

Texas House Orders Study Before Hogpocalypse

The Texas House has approved a bipartisan bill requiring further study before the state's agriculture commissioner can authorize the use of a poison he's boasted will trigger an "apocalypse" against the invasive...

Monday, Apr 17, 2017

TX Bill Aims to Punish 'Fake' Service Animal Use

TX Bill Aims to Punish 'Fake' Service Animal Use

There is a hearing at the Texas Capitol in Austin set for Monday about a proposed bill that would specifically forbid the act of passing a pet off as a trained service animal.