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New Push For Eminent Domain Reform Expected At Texas Legislature

By Travis Bubenik, Houston Public Media If you want to cook up a battle over private property rights in Texas, here’s the recipe: Take a handful of sprawling cities and growing populations that are expanding into once-rural areas, add a … Continue reading

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The Confederate Plaque In The Texas Capitol Could Be Removed With A State Board Decision.

By Andrew Weber, KUT A plaque honoring the Confederate States of America in the Texas Capitol could come down Friday with a decision from the Texas State Preservation Board. The board is meeting at 10:30 a.m. to discuss removing the … Continue reading

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Texas House Names Dennis Bonnen New Speaker On Celebratory Opening Day

By Cassandra Pollock, Edgar Walters, and Alex Samuels A gray fog descended on Austin Tuesday morning, but the scene inside the Texas Capitol was one of colorful festivities to mark the first day of the 86th biennial legislative session. And … Continue reading

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A Beginner’s Guide To The Texas Legislature

By Ben Philpott, KUT The Texas Legislature heads back to work today. While you may know the body’s main objective is to pass laws – especially the next state budget – you might not know much else. That’s not a … Continue reading

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Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Gives Lawmakers Cautiously Optimistic Revenue Estimate For 2019 Session

By Edgar Walters, Texas Tribune At a time when legislators are vowing to spend more money on public schools and slow the growth of Texans’ property tax bills, the state should have enough money at its disposal to do just … Continue reading

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Texas Legislature Will Look At School Funding, Safety In The Upcoming Session

By Claire McInerny, KUT State lawmakers filed dozens of bills about educating kids ahead of Tuesday’s start to the legislative session. The most interesting discussion at the Capitol will likely be around school funding. It’s something the Legislature brings up … Continue reading

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Environmental Bills To Watch This Texas Legislative Session

By Mose Buchele, KUT Texas is not a state known for strong environmental protections. The fact is, many green groups head into legislative sessions more concerned about stopping bills that might do harm than supporting bills that might help. With … Continue reading

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“Some People Play Golf. I’m In The Legislature.” Rep. Tom Craddick’s Tenure In The Texas House Will Soon Reach 50 years.

Craddick, who is best known for his iron-fisted grip on the gavel during his six years as speaker of the Texas House, has not lost any interest in serving in the Capitol.

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Texas Senate school safety committee recommends focusing on mental health, avoids gun control

The Senate Select Committee on Violence in Schools and School Safety also wants to explore new funding to help arm certain school employees.

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