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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.

Sunday, Mar 19, 2017

'Sanctuary City' Bill, Budget Come Into Focus at Legislature

'Sanctuary City' Bill, Budget Come Into Focus at Legislature

A "sanctuary city" bill, the voter ID law, redistricting and the budget are expected to take center stage at the Texas Legislature this week.

Saturday, Mar 18, 2017

Bill in Texas House Would Require Teaching Positive Traits

Bill in Texas House Would Require Teaching Positive Traits

A bill introduced in the Texas House could require schools to teach students positive character traits like honesty, kindness and school pride.

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017

New Anti-Abortion Proposals in Texas Get Early OK in Senate

New Anti-Abortion Proposals in Texas Get Early OK in Senate

Two of the most prominent anti-abortion bills this year are positioned to pass the Texas Senate.