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(Credit: Tobacco 21) Stopping the sale of tobacco products to Texans under age 21 is sound policy and common sense, saves lives and dollars, and is overwhelmingly supported by Texans, according to a broad base of supporters who joined in a press conference Tuesday. Texas...
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Dan Patrick's approval ratings are trailing his boss. So says the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll of 1200 registered voters surveyed on the internet. Governor Greg Abbott enjoys a 51 percent approval rating according to the poll with 32 percent giving him the...
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Texans are on board with having sin taxes fund public education. That's according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll of 1200 voters surveyed on the internet last month. Sixty percent support legalizing marijuana and taxing it. Almost that many people think...
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The bill would eliminate the arrest, jail-time and criminal record associated with low-level marijuana possession. Instead, it carries a fine, if you are caught three times than it is a Class-C Misdemeanor. Heather Fazio with "Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy" claims this...
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The State Senate Nominations committee approved acting Secretary of State David Whitley’s nomination along strict party lines, but to keep his job he needs the vote of two-thirds of the full Senate. Rice University Political Scientist Mark Jones doesn’t see the Senate even...
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A federal judge says Texas counties may not remove any registered voters after state elections officials released an inaccurate list that questioned the U.S. citizenship of tens of thousands of people. U.S. District Judge Fred Biery ruled Wednesday "the state created this mess"...
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(Credit: Shutterstock) Texas' highest criminal court has struck down a key provision of the state's open meeting laws as "unconstitutionally vague." The decision Wednesday by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals was swiftly criticized by open government advocates as a move that...
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The statewide gas price average in Texas is $2.18 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is six cents more than this day last week and is 10 cents less per gallon compared to this day last year. Of the major metropolitan...
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A judge dismisses criminal charges against the owner of Schlitterbahn and the designer of the 170-story slide that decapitated a 10-year-old Kansas boy 2016. Spectrum News reports an involuntary manslaughter charge against the park's operations manager was also dismissed...