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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Texas Pushes Ahead With 'Bathroom Bill' as Others Shy Away

Texas Pushes Ahead With 'Bathroom Bill' as Others Shy Away

A push for a "bathroom bill" in Texas is coming down to the wire even as proposed restroom restrictions for transgender people have largely faltered in legislatures across the U.S.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Abbott Signs Improper Teacher-Student Relationships Law

Abbott Signs Improper Teacher-Student Relationships Law

Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law a crackdown on inappropriate relationships between teachers and students.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Texas Lawmakers Finalize Deal on $217B Spending Bill

Texas Lawmakers Finalize Deal on $217B Spending Bill

Texas lawmakers say they've finalized a $217 billion state budget deal with only a few days left to deliver the spending bill to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Texas Legislature OKs Expanded Prohibitions on Bestiality

Texas Legislature OKs Expanded Prohibitions on Bestiality

The Texas Legislature has approved expanded state penal codes prohibiting bestiality, sending them to Gov. Greg Abbott.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Voucher Standoff Could Doom Major Texas School Finance Fix

Voucher Standoff Could Doom Major Texas School Finance Fix

The Texas House is rejecting the Senate's effort to scale back a $1.6 billion plan to begin fixing the troubled way the state pays for public schools while tacking a voucher plan onto what's left.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Texas House OKs Allowing Guns in Parked Cars at Schools

Texas House OKs Allowing Guns in Parked Cars at Schools

The Texas House has voted to allow concealed carry permit holders to have guns in their locked cars parked outside schools.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

TX Senate Revives Full Bathroom Bill With Late-Night Move

TX Senate Revives Full Bathroom Bill With Late-Night Move

Texas' Republican-controlled Legislature is tying itself in knots over a transgender "bathroom bill."

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Texas Poised to Make Offenses Against Police Hate Crimes

Texas Poised to Make Offenses Against Police Hate Crimes

Texas is moving closer to making offenses against police officers punishable as hate crimes.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Texas Moves to Soften Voter ID Law After Judge Finds Bias

Texas Moves to Soften Voter ID Law After Judge Finds Bias

A weakened Texas voter ID law moved closer to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's desk on Tuesday, watering down an original version that a judge compared to a "poll tax" and ruled had intentionally discriminated...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Texas House Debates Voter ID Law

Texas House Debates Voter ID Law

The Texas House is currently debating the controversial voter ID law that would require voters to offer official identification before casting a ballot.