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Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017

Legislature Approves $560M for Schools, Teacher Retirement

Legislature Approves $560M for Schools, Teacher Retirement

The Texas Legislature has approved about $560 million in extra funding for schools and retired teachers.

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017

Texas Legislature Approves New Do-Not-Resuscitate Rules

Texas Legislature Approves New Do-Not-Resuscitate Rules

The Texas Legislature has approved a bill requiring explicit patient approval before doctors can act on hospital do-not-resuscitate orders.

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017

Texas Legislature OKs Scaled-Back Anti-Tree Ordinance Bill

Texas Legislature OKs Scaled-Back Anti-Tree Ordinance Bill

The Texas Legislature has approved new limits on local tree ordinances, but they aren't as sweeping as original proposals to virtually wipe out all such ordinances statewide.

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017

How the Texas 'Bathroom Bill' Keeps Faltering

How the Texas 'Bathroom Bill' Keeps Faltering

A Texas version of a North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people again lurched toward defeat Tuesday, leaving Republican Gov. Greg Abbott with little path forward this year over what became...

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017

Texas OKs Bill to Address Its High Maternal Mortality Rate

Texas OKs Bill to Address Its High Maternal Mortality Rate

Texas lawmakers have voted to continue -- and broaden the scope of -- a task force on maternal mortality and morbidity, after a study found that the state had the highest maternal mortality rate in the developed...

Monday, Aug 14, 2017

GOP Texas Lawmakers Get in Each Other's Faces Over Tax Bill

GOP Texas Lawmakers Get in Each Other's Faces Over Tax Bill

A small group of Texas House Republicans haven gotten in each other's faces during a brief but intense exchange after the chamber passed a contentious property tax bill.

Monday, Aug 14, 2017

Rep. Paul Workman Calls on TAMU Chancellor to Ban WLM Rally

Rep. Paul Workman Calls on TAMU Chancellor to Ban WLM Rally

Many Texas legislators are asking Texas A&M to denounce Preston Wiginton's planned 'White Lives Matter rally', which is scheduled to take place on Septemeber 11.

Sunday, Aug 13, 2017

Texas House OKs Property Tax Bill Cities Oppose

Texas House OKs Property Tax Bill Cities Oppose

The Texas House has advanced a bill designed to lower property taxes over objections from top cities, who say it will hamstring their budgets.

Sunday, Aug 13, 2017

Texas Senate OKs Restricting Insurance Coverage for Abortion

Texas Senate OKs Restricting Insurance Coverage for Abortion

The Republican-controlled Texas Legislature is poised to restrict insurance coverage for abortions over the objections of opponents who are decrying that no exception would be made in cases of rape or incest.

Sunday, Aug 13, 2017

Booming Texas Cities Feeling Stunted by Gov. Greg Abbott's

Booming Texas Cities Feeling Stunted by Gov. Greg Abbott's

Texas' big cities are booming like few places in the U.S., and mayors say Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is doing damage by trying to rein them in.