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Texas House Speaker Blasts Senate Budget's Accounting Trick

Texas House Speaker Blasts Senate Budget's Accounting Trick

A $106.3 billion spending bill that gives Texas public schools roughly the same amount of money as classrooms receive now is headed to the Senate.

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017

Texas Senate OKs Banning Some Insurance Coverage of Abortion

Texas Senate OKs Banning Some Insurance Coverage of Abortion

A bill barring health insurance plans offered through Obamacare from covering the cost of abortions without supplemental coverage lacks one largely ceremonial vote before heading to the Texas House.

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017

Senate Budget Bill Keeps Status Quo on Texas School Funding

Senate Budget Bill Keeps Status Quo on Texas School Funding

A $106.3 billion spending bill that gives Texas public schools roughly the same amount of money as classrooms receive now is headed to the Senate.

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017

Texas Senate OKs Plan That May Phase Out Key Business Tax

Texas Senate OKs Plan That May Phase Out Key Business Tax

The Texas Senate has approved a bill seeking to gradually phase out taxes levied on businesses during future legislative sessions -- when the state potentially has shaken off the oil price slump and seen...

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017

Bill to Curb 'Wrongful Birth' Lawsuits Heads to Texas House

Bill to Curb 'Wrongful Birth' Lawsuits Heads to Texas House

The Texas Senate has given final approval to a so-called "wrongful birth" bill seeking to prevent parents from suing doctors for malpractice after their child is born with severe disabilities.

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017

Voucher Plan Begins Rocky Journey Through Texas Legislature

Voucher Plan Begins Rocky Journey Through Texas Legislature

Texas lawmakers have begun grappling with a hot-button voucher plan offering families public money to send their children to private and religious schools.

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017

Texas Senate OKs Plan to Slow Local Property Tax Increases

Texas Senate OKs Plan to Slow Local Property Tax Increases

The Texas Senate has approved a plan designed to slow the increase of local property taxes as Republicans scramble to deliver on fiscally conservative promises despite a state budget crunch.

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017

Texas Senate Gives Final Approval to Anti-Abortion Bill

Texas Senate Gives Final Approval to Anti-Abortion Bill

The Texas Senate has given final approval to banning a commonly used second-trimester abortion procedure, sending it to the state House.

Monday, Mar 20, 2017

Texas Senate OKs Curbing 'Wrongful Birth' Lawsuits

Texas Senate OKs Curbing 'Wrongful Birth' Lawsuits

The Texas Senate has preliminarily approved a "wrongful birth" bill prohibiting parents from suing doctors for malpractice after their child is born with severe disabilities.