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Thursday, Aug 17, 2017

Gov. Abbott Reflects on Legislature's Special Session

Gov. Abbott Reflects on Legislature's Special Session

Gov. Greg Abbott says the state of Texas is better off because of the special session that just concluded. Although just 10 of the 20 items he called a priority actually made it to his desk, Abbott...

Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017

Lawmakers React to Sudden Ending of Special Session

Lawmakers React to Sudden Ending of Special Session

North Texas lawmakers are back in their home districts after the surprise ending to the legislature's special session.

Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017

Texas Governor Suggests 'Bathroom Bill' Not Coming Back

Texas Governor Suggests 'Bathroom Bill' Not Coming Back

Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he revived a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people even though he was told it would never get a vote in the GOP-controlled state House.

Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017

Texas Special Session Whiffs on Top Conservative Priorities

Texas Special Session Whiffs on Top Conservative Priorities

Key conservative priorities fizzled yet again as Texas lawmakers abruptly concluded their month-long special legislative session, despite Republicans controlling both chambers and every statewide office.

Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017

Texas Legislature Ends Special Session With No Bathroom Bill

Texas Legislature Ends Special Session With No Bathroom Bill

The Texas Legislature adjourned for good late Tuesday, ending its month-long special session a day early.

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017

Legislature Approves $560M for Schools, Teacher Retirement

Legislature Approves $560M for Schools, Teacher Retirement

The Texas Legislature has approved about $560 million in extra funding for schools and retired teachers.

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017

Texas Legislature Approves New Do-Not-Resuscitate Rules

Texas Legislature Approves New Do-Not-Resuscitate Rules

The Texas Legislature has approved a bill requiring explicit patient approval before doctors can act on hospital do-not-resuscitate orders.

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017

Texas Legislature OKs Scaled-Back Anti-Tree Ordinance Bill

Texas Legislature OKs Scaled-Back Anti-Tree Ordinance Bill

The Texas Legislature has approved new limits on local tree ordinances, but they aren't as sweeping as original proposals to virtually wipe out all such ordinances statewide.

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017

How the Texas 'Bathroom Bill' Keeps Faltering

How the Texas 'Bathroom Bill' Keeps Faltering

A Texas version of a North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people again lurched toward defeat Tuesday, leaving Republican Gov. Greg Abbott with little path forward this year over what became...