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Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017

Senate Approves Bill Making Abusing a Dead Body a Felony

Senate Approves Bill Making Abusing a Dead Body a Felony

The Texas Senate has approved a bill making abusing a dead body a felony punishable by at least six months in jail.

Monday, Apr 24, 2017

Texas Senate Approves Creating State Music Museum in Austin

Texas Senate Approves Creating State Music Museum in Austin

The state Senate has approved creating a Texas music museum slated to be built near the state Capitol.

Monday, Apr 24, 2017

Texas House Passes Bill Making Lottery Winners Anonymous

Texas House Passes Bill Making Lottery Winners Anonymous

Lottery winners could soon stay incognito in the Lone Star State.

Monday, Apr 24, 2017

Texas Senate OKs Shuttering 'Symbolic' Texas Refugee Office

Texas Senate OKs Shuttering 'Symbolic' Texas Refugee Office

The Texas Senate has approved shuttering a state agency that had overseen a federal program resettling refugees in Texas.

Monday, Apr 24, 2017

Lawmaker Fasts to Protest Texas' Anti-Sanctuary Cities Bill

Lawmaker Fasts to Protest Texas' Anti-Sanctuary Cities Bill

State Rep. Victoria Neave is withstanding from food to protest the anti-Sanctuary Cities Bill that is set for debate this Wednesday.

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.