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State lawmakers approved an $11-billion plan to fund public schools. Governor Greg Abbott says he made some big promises on inauguration day, "We will do what no one thought possible. We will fix school finance in Texas, and I'm proud to tell you that we've done exactly that." A...
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A bill that allows hunters to kill feral hogs with impunity awaits Governor Greg Abbott's signature. State Senator Bryan Hughes of Mineola's bill sailed through the Senate and House. Hughes told KLTV this would help a huge expensive problem throughout the state. "You don't need...
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State lawmakers spar over eliminating the largest portion of your property tax bill. House lawmakers have voted in support of HB 297, which if eventually is given its signature by Governor Abbott, would completely eliminate the maintenance and operation portion of your school...
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The statewide gas price average in Texas is $2.59 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is three cents less than on this day last week and is four cents less per gallon compared to this day last year. Of the major...
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Tornadoes across Central Texas bring damage to one town. According to Fayette County Sheriff Keith Korenek, his office received reports of five separate tornadoes this morning. One touched down near Flatonia. Another one tore through La Grange causing major damage to businesses...
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Update: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says HB63 which would reduce the criminal penalty for the possession of an ounce or less of marijuana to a Class C Misdemeanor, is dead in the Texas Senate. Criminal Justice Chair @Whitmire_John is right that #HB 63 is dead in the @Texas Senate. I...
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The Texas House approves a bill allowing small breweries to sell beer to go. It still needs Senate approval. As the Texas House was passing a bill to reauthorize the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for another 12 years. The House adopted an amendment allowing Beer-to-go...
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The Texas Senate approved a 2-year cool off period for State Senators and Representatives looking to be paid lobbyists. State Sen. Brandon Creighton's SB13 says any retiring Texas lawmaker who becomes a paid lobbyist before that two-year mark would be committing a class A...
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Texans are closer than ever to not having to change the clocks twice a year. State Representative Lyle Larson authored the constitutional amendment calling the time change, "Nonsensical in a modern society. The amendment would allow Texans vote on whether to permanently switch...