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Friday, May 26, 2017

Texas 'Bathroom Bill' Near Collapse Over GOP Standoff

Texas 'Bathroom Bill' Near Collapse Over GOP Standoff

A proposed Texas "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people neared collapse Friday over a deadlock between Republicans heeding warnings from big businesses and sports leagues -- including Google and the NFL --...

Friday, May 26, 2017

Texas Set to Embrace New Abortion Restrictions

Texas Set to Embrace New Abortion Restrictions

A sweeping new anti-abortion bill in Texas that includes a provision already blocked by federal courts is heading to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Texas OKs Requiring Schools to Teach Sex Abuse Prevention

Texas OKs Requiring Schools to Teach Sex Abuse Prevention

Texas children as young as 5 could soon be taught how to better ward off sex abuse.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Texas Legislature Passes Letting First Responders Carry Guns

Texas Legislature Passes Letting First Responders Carry Guns

A bill allowing volunteer firefighters and first responders to bring their guns into restricted areas has cleared the state Legislature.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Texas OKs Bill Allowing Donations to Help Analyze Rape Kits

Texas OKs Bill Allowing Donations to Help Analyze Rape Kits

The Texas Legislature has approved a bill allowing drivers to offer donations to help the state clear its backlog of untested rape kits, sending it to Gov. Greg Abbott.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Gov. Abbott Signs Law Making Texas Gun Fees Nation's Lowest

Gov. Abbott Signs Law Making Texas Gun Fees Nation's Lowest

Gov. Greg Abbott has visited a gun range to sign a law reducing Texas' fees for licenses to carry handguns to the lowest in the nation.

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.