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Acting Secretary of State David Whitley is on the verge of losing his job. He needs votes from two-thirds of the State Senate to approve of his nomination as Secretary of State and it appears he doesn’t have the numbers. Rice University Political Scientist Mark Jones believes...
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Amtrak is looking at cutting down long-haul train lines, like the Sunset Limited, a coast to coast line that serves South Texas. the Silver Star line starts in Chicago and serves Texarkana, Dallas Fort Worth, Waco, Austin and San Antonio once a day. The Journal reports Amtrak's...
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Voiding President Trump’s national emergency declaration any way possible is the goal of Texas Congressional Democrats. US Representative Henry Cuellar’s district includes the Rio Grande Valley. He calls President Trump’s emergency declaration a violation of constitutional...
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The shooting at Santa Fe High School last year prompted Governor Abbott to put school safety on his list of emergency items for Texas. School finance reform and insuring schools are safe places to learn are two of the Governor’s top priorities this session, so is improving...
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A Texas Judge says Academy can be sued for selling to the Sutherland Springs Church Shooter. The lawyer for the victim's families Jason Webster said a Texas Academy should have denied the sale of weapons to the shooter when he used a Colorado ID as part of the background check...
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Governor Abbott’s priority of capping property tax revenue growth failed last session but it’s already showing some momentum this session. His plan to cap the growth at 2.5 percent has been adopted in legislation filed in both the State House and Senate. Abbott also called on...
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Family violence victims don't have many options to break a lease but an Austin lawmaker wants to change that. State Rep. Eddie Rodriguez filed a bill that would expand the list of documentation that survivors can use to get out of their leases and find a safer place to live. "...
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If one Austin lawmaker has his way you could get a citation or worse for not reporting your firearms as missing or stolen. State Representative Eddie Rodriguez filed HB1207 that would require owners to report any lost or stolen firearms within five days of noticing they're...
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Between Ted Cruz' razor-thin victory over Beto O'Rourke last Fall and President Trump's record unpopularity, State GOP officials worry that Texas could turn blue in 2020. Texas US Senator John Cornyn, who's up for re-election, says he's re-tooling his campaign staff. "As you may...