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Texas AG says school districts can’t pressure their vendors not to...

Texas school districts can’t legally refuse to do business with vendors just because those companies also work with charter schools or other organizations that...
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Don’t understand the legislative process? Consider the pecan weevil

Among the more than 600 bills already filed and ready for consideration when the Texas Legislature convenes on Jan. 8, House Bill 32 could...
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Bonnen likely to be next House Speaker, Sunset Commission says windstorm...

State Rep. Dennis Bonnen, barring something unforeseen, will be the next speaker of the Texas House, Rice University political science professor Mark Jones said...
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Appellate court finds sick leave law violates Texas Constitution, sends case...

A three-justice 3rd Court of Appeals panel on Friday ruled the City of Austin’s ordinance forcing businesses to provide paid sick leave to all...
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Sexual abuse claims against former lawmaker Pressler dismissed

The sexual abuse claims against former Texas House member and judge Paul Pressler have been dismissed. Harris County District Judge R.K. Sandill dismissed the claims...
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Democrats won big in Texas appellate court races

Democrats now hold majorities in half of the state’s 14 appellate courts after taking over 30 seats last week, mostly in metropolitan areas. The party’s...
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Sunset Commission says windstorm agency is broken — and financially broke

The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association is “broke, in debt and facing a shrinking revenue pool,” according to a review of the beleaguered agency by...
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Bonnen becomes the heir apparent for Texas House speaker post

State Rep. Dennis Bonnen, barring something unforeseen, will be the next speaker of the Texas House, Rice University political science professor Mark Jones said...
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Audit referendum fails, Reynolds wins election from jail cell

Unopposed and ensconced in a Montgomery County Jail cell, state Rep. Ron Reynolds still managed to haul in 47,305 votes Tuesday, for his election...