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Texas Senate passes Sandra Bland Act

Texas Senate passes Sandra Bland Act

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The Texas Senate on Thursday unanimously approved a bill aimed at protecting people with mental illnesses...


Texas House passes measure to increase “Buy America” provisions

Texas House passes measure to increase “Buy America” provisions

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The Texas House on Monday gave tentative approval to a measure that would would require large state projects...


Senate committee advances straight-ticket voting ban

Senate committee advances straight-ticket voting ban

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A Texas Senate panel approved legislation Thursday that would end straight-ticket voting in all elections....


House moves to require new abortion reporting data

House moves to require new abortion reporting data

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Health facilities that perform abortions may soon have to release highly detailed data on complications...


3 Austin real estate execs to watch, including an architecture principal hopping to a new firm

3 Austin real estate execs to watch, including an architecture principal hopping to a new firm

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Austin real estate, finance and architecture firms have some new faces leading important divisions. Read...


Report: Texas fraud investigator resigns over work for Iraqi government

Report: Texas fraud investigator resigns over work for Iraqi government

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Texas’ top health care fraud investigator resigned Wednesday night after a news report revealed he w...


Senator strips “sex” amendment from bill backed by Uber and Lyft

Senator strips “sex” amendment from bill backed by Uber and Lyft

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The Senate sponsor of a bill meant to create statewide regulations for ride-hailing companies such as...


After impassioned speech, Giddings hopeful school lunch bill can still pass

After impassioned speech, Giddings hopeful school lunch bill can still pass

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When a procedural maneuver in the Texas House helped kill consideration of a school lunch measure Tuesday,...


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Senate panel tacks "school choice" provision onto education finance bill

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*Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout. The Senate Education Committee Thursday passed...


Apple is first U.S. company to reach $800 billion market cap

Apple is first U.S. company to reach $800 billion market cap

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Apple Inc. on May 9 became the first U.S. company to top a market value of $800 billion. It also acquired...


CEOs love Texas: State retains top spot in ranking of best places for business

CEOs love Texas: State retains top spot in ranking of best places for business

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Texas has built up quite a reputation with CEOs around the nation who have ranked it the No. 1 state...


The Brief: It\'s doomsday for a lot of House bills today

The Brief: It's doomsday for a lot of House bills today

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Happy Thursday! Thanks for reading The Brief, The Texas Tribune’s daily newsletter that prepares you f...


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Rep. Dutton: if "raise the age" bill dies in Senate, he'll kill Senate bills

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State Rep. Harold Dutton Jr., D-Houston, has set his crosshairs on Senate bills Wednesday after learning...


Despite high expectations for 2016, no surge in Texas Hispanic voter turnout

Despite high expectations for 2016, no surge in Texas Hispanic voter turnout

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There were high hopes that this would be the year. Amid Donald Trump's disparaging remarks about Hispanics...


For special ed advocates, one bill down and many more on the line

For special ed advocates, one bill down and many more on the line

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Angela Garvin has spent months fighting for teachers to get training on how to communicate with her son...


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