Texas Legislature

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Federal Appeals Court Allows Texas To Enforce Abortion Limits

Women seeking legal abortions in Texas starting Friday will drive hours if they live near the Mexico border and have fewer options in big cities after a federal appeals court allowed the state to enforce tough Republican-backed clinic laws.

10/03/2014

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Groups Sue To Halt Key Parts Of Texas Abortion Law

More than a dozen women’s health providers have filed a federal lawsuit to block key provisions of a new abortion law that threw the Texas Legislature into chaos as it was approved.

09/27/2013

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Texas Gov. Calls Second Special Session On Abortion

Gov. Rick Perry is calling for the Texas Legislature to meet in a second special session to pass restrictions on abortion.

06/26/2013

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Bill Makes Using Drones To Photograph People On Private Property A Crime

Texans who use drones to photograph people on private property could be charged with a crime under a bill on its way to the governor’s office.

05/27/2013

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Texas Legislature Votes To Slash High School Standardized Tests By Two-Thirds

The Texas Legislature opened in January with students, parents, teachers and school administrators across the state clamoring that making youngsters pass a nation-leading 15 state-mandated standardized tests to graduate high school was far too many.

05/26/2013

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Santa Approves: House OK’s ‘Merry Christmas’ Bill

On the brink of summer, defending Christmas is on the wish list of the Texas Legislature.

05/08/2013

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Right-To-Life Groups Split On End-Of-Life Decision

A battle is brewing at the Texas Legislature among right-to-life groups, but rather than debating when life begins, they are fighting over the rules that govern the end of a terminally ill person’s life.

03/10/2013

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Texas Tea Party Feud Pits Cruz Against Patrick

Long-simmering tensions between tea party-backed U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz and Sen. Dan Patrick, a leading tea party voice in the Texas Legislature, have boiled over during a radio interview.

06/29/2012

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