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In Texas, Fear and Excitement with New EPA

Local pollution watchers worry about a loss of resources. The oil and gas industry looks forward to what it expects will be a consistent regulatory regime.  

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Small beer makers say bill creates “extortion fee” as they seek Abbott’s veto

Craft brewers want Gov. Greg Abbott to veto a bill that would put limits on some regulatory relief that benefits them. But supporters, including some major distributors, say the bill is needed to stop big beer companies that gobble up … Continue reading

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Abbott Calls For Special Legislative Session

Gov. Greg Abbott has called for a special session of the Texas Legislature to begin July 18.

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In This Texas Coal Town, Worry About Climate, But Not The Paris Accord

Coal is one of the big reasons President Donald Trump has ended the U.S. commitment to the Paris Climate Accord. He says ending a pledge to reduce CO2 emissions could help reinvigorate the coal industry. So we decided to ask … Continue reading

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As U.S. Oil Production Increases, OPEC Extends Oil Cuts

OPEC – the global oil cartel – has agreed to keep cutting production, a move meant to further stabilize oil prices around the world. But what’s that mean for Texas?

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Texas Sees Sharp Decline In Refugee Arrivals

The number of refugees resettled in Texas has dramatically decreased since Donald Trump became president, according to new findings from the Pew Research Center.

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LAST CHANCE! Ask Us: What Do You Want to Know About Lawmaking in Texas?

The Texas Legislature is more than half over, so we wanted to make one more push to ask you what you’re curious about regarding how things work at the State Capitol in Austin. For the last few months, we’ve been asking you … Continue reading

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What Do You Want to Know about Lawmaking in Texas?

The 2017 Texas Legislative session is underway. State legislators meet every other year for 140 days in a frenzy of debating (sometimes arguing), deal-making, stand-taking, bill-killing and, occasionally, law-making. We want to know what you want to know about the … Continue reading

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State Rep. Dutton Renews Uphill Fight To Abolish the Death Penalty

Texas is set to carry out its second execution of the year this week, barring a last minute reprieve. There are another seven planned by July. The use of the death penalaty has been on the decline in Texas in recent years. … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Upholds University Of Texas’ Affirmative Action Program

In a 4-3 decision, the court ruled that the university’s “race-conscious admissions program” is constitutional.

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