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Senator wants cameras in special education classrooms

Senator wants cameras in special education classroomsState Sen. Eddie Lucio (D-Brownsville) has proposed legislation to install cameras in every enclosed classroom where special education students learn.
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  • 3 days, 18 hours ago
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As lawmakers target e-cigs, some vape stores being proactive

As lawmakers target e-cigs, some vape stores being proactiveLawmakers want to keep e-cigs away from kids, but one store owner is already setting the example.
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  • 6 days, 14 hours ago
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Texas lawmaker pushes repeal of "stand your ground" law

Texas lawmaker pushes repeal of "stand your ground" lawState Rep. Garnet Coleman (D-Houston) argues law prone to misperceptions over race, appearance.
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  • 1 week ago
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High school seniors who fail exams may still graduate

High school seniors who fail exams may still graduateThe roughly 28,000 public high school seniors who still need to pass a state exam to get their diplomas this May could get a lifeline from Texas legislators.
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  • 1 week ago
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Lawmakers propose allowing motorcycles to split lanes

Lawmakers propose allowing motorcycles to split lanesBills have been filed in the Texas legislature that would allow motorcycles to move between vehicles when traffic is moving slowly or stopped.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
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Unlikely coalition turns up heat on marijuana law reform

Unlikely coalition turns up heat on marijuana law reformMarijuana law reform is drawing support from all political corners, and advocates are honing their tactics.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
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Texas legislators react to amnesty ruling

Texas legislators react to amnesty rulingFour of Texas' most powerful politicians came together, claiming victory over President Barack Obama's immigration plans.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
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TxDOT: We refunded 30,000 customers

TxDOT: We refunded 30,000 customersA week after legislators grilled the Texas Department of Transportation and Xerox about TxTag billing and customer service issues, TxDOT said it has reimbursed 30,000 customers.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
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Attorney general calls for stay on marriage ruling

Attorney general calls for stay on marriage rulingAttorney general appeals same-sex marriage ruling
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
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Lawmakers respond to Texas judge's immigration ruling

Lawmakers respond to Texas judge's immigration rulingLawmakers and organizations on both sides of the political isle responded to a Texas judge's decision to halt President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
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Abbott unveils budget, emergency items in State of the State

Abbott unveils budget, emergency items in State of the StateGov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) releases budget proposal, announces five emergency items in first State of the State address.
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
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State of the State expected to include pre-K education

State of the State expected to include pre-K educationGov. Abbott is expected to touch on his recommendations regarding pre-kindergarten education in his State of the State address Tuesday.
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  • 1 week, 3 days ago
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FAA commercial proposals start countdown for business

FAA commercial proposals start countdown for businessProposed regulations by the FAA for commercial drone use starts countdown to industry relaunch.
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  • 1 week, 3 days ago
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Austin teen fights for more inclusive Civil War holiday

Austin teen fights for more inclusive Civil War holidayEighth-grader Jacob Hale questions celebrating Confederates as "heroes," wrote a bill to include Union, slaves.
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  • 1 week, 6 days ago
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Open carry, campus carry advance in Texas Senate

Open carry, campus carry advance in Texas SenateOpen carry and campus carry bills get OK from committee, will advance to full vote in the Texas Senate.
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  • 2 weeks ago
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Lawmakers promise to pass sex trafficking legislation

Lawmakers promise to pass sex trafficking legislationMore than 10,000 Texas children run away each year, and within 48 hours, one out of three will already be lured into the sex trade, according to Children At Risk.
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  • 2 weeks ago
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Proposals to loosen Texas gun law rights

Proposals to loosen Texas gun law rightsProposals to loosen Texas gun law rights
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  • 2 weeks ago
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The cost of toll late fees

The cost of toll late feesThe Texas Department of Transportation admitted thousands of toll users were likely incorrectly charged late fees. So, how much can those fees cost drivers?
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  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
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Lawmakers look to strengthen control after Ebola cases

Lawmakers look to strengthen control after Ebola casesState's top disease fighters say legislation filed this session would leave Texas better prepared for next outbreak.
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  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
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Patrick: $12M needed to keep Texas Guard on border through May

Patrick: $12M needed to keep Texas Guard on border through MayAs surge funding runs out, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R-TX) urges lawmakers for temporary extension while budget debated.
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
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Michael Morton: DNA testing law needs tweaking

Michael Morton: DNA testing law needs tweakingMorton and state Sen. Rodney Ellis (D-Houston) say recent court cases highlight need to clarify law.
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  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
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Abbott signals a break from the Perry era

Abbott signals a break from the Perry eraGov. Greg Abbott has been on the job for less than a month, so it's a little early for deep analysis or judgment. But two weeks into his reign as the 48th Texas governor, one thing is crystal clear: He's no Rick Perry.
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  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
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Congressman McCaul discusses border sercurity

Congressman McCaul discusses border sercurityU.S. Congressman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) will give an update in Austin Sunday morning on a couple of key issues.
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  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
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Bill would authorize 'deadly force' for Texas teachers

Bill would authorize 'deadly force' for Texas teachersOne Texas lawmaker argues his bill to protect teachers from unruly students isn't exactly what it looks like.
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  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
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Bill could bring $1.5 billion for Texas roads

Bill could bring $1.5 billion for Texas roadsTraffic headaches in Austin are common, but Texas lawmakers have several ideas to fix highways across the state this legislative session.
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  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
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Veterans discuss mental health treatment

Veterans discuss mental health treatmentThe Texas Veterans Commission held its 17th annual summit on veterans affairs Wednesday.
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  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
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UT, A&M leaders meet at Capitol

UT, A&M leaders meet at CapitolOn Wednesday, students at the University of Texas and Texas A&M University put their differences aside for Orange and Maroon Legislative Day at the Texas State Capitol in an effort to address the educational needs of both universities.
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  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago