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Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017

Texas Senate Endorses Campus Assault Reporting Bill

Texas Senate Endorses Campus Assault Reporting Bill

The Texas Senate has voted to approve tough new requirements for university employees and student leaders to report instances of sexual assault or dating violence.

Monday, Apr 17, 2017

New Bathroom Bill Headed to a TX House Committee This Week

New Bathroom Bill Headed to a TX House Committee This Week

A Texas House Committee will hear a new bathroom bill and will decide if the bill will head to the House floor for a full vote.

Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017

Texas' Lieutenant Governor Renews Defense of 'Bathroom Bill'

Texas' Lieutenant Governor Renews Defense of 'Bathroom Bill'

Texas' lieutenant governor is renewing his defense of a so-called "bathroom bill" now that the NCAA is putting North Carolina back into consideration for championship events.

Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017

Texas Bill Lets Officials Deny Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses

Texas Bill Lets Officials Deny Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses

A bill allowing county judges and other officials to refuse to issue licenses for same-sex marriages because of religious objections is headed to the full Texas Senate.

Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017

Senate Approves Tuition Freeze for Performance Standards

Senate Approves Tuition Freeze for Performance Standards

The Texas Senate has endorsed freezing tuition rates at public universities for two years and making schools meet performance benchmarks before raising them again.

Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017

Texas Senate Votes to Boost Security for Judges After Attack

Texas Senate Votes to Boost Security for Judges After Attack

The Texas Senate has voted to boost security protections for state and local judges after an attempted assassination of a district judge outside her Austin home in 2015.

Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017

Texas Legislature Begins Work on Special Education Overhaul

Texas Legislature Begins Work on Special Education Overhaul

State lawmakers have begun working on a raft of bills overhauling special education in Texas.

Monday, Apr 3, 2017

Lawmakers Hear Bill to Legalize Paid Online Fantasy Sports

Lawmakers Hear Bill to Legalize Paid Online Fantasy Sports

A bill exempting paid online fantasy sports sites from Texas anti-gambling laws has begun a potentially contentious journey through the Legislature.

Sunday, Apr 2, 2017

Senate Hopeful Rep. Beto O'Rourke Praises Term Limits

Senate Hopeful Rep. Beto O'Rourke Praises Term Limits

U.S. Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke says he would serve no more than two six-year terms if elected to the U.S. Senate next year to replace Republican Ted Cruz.

Sunday, Apr 2, 2017

Could North Carolina Backtrack Affect Texas?

Could North Carolina Backtrack Affect Texas?

As Texas grapples with whether to embrace a North Carolina-style "bathroom bill," that state is working to water down its own.