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Abbott signs bill to restore funding for Texas …

Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill Friday that will fund a number of his priorities recently passed by the Legislature and restore funding for the salaries and benefits of some 2,100 state staffers, …

Delta variant continues to spur COVID-19 case rise, …

The number of new cases of COVID-19 in the state continues to rise steeply, with 125,033 reported in the past week, along with 937 deaths. New cases in Texas were up 27% compared to the previous week …

"Everything is on the table": Democrats mull options …

Outnumbered and virtually powerless to block conservative priorities they oppose, Democrats in the Texas Legislature say they are keeping their options open as they prepare for a special session that …

Democrats sue over defunding of legislative branch and …

House Democrats filed a petition with the Texas Supreme Court on Friday, seeking to overturn Gov. Greg Abbott’s veto of funding for the legislative branch. As the Austin American-Statesman …

Texas Legislature approves bill to ban residential …

With just over two weeks remaining in the legislative session, the governor’s office is getting the first key bill that Texas House and Senate lawmakers have passed in response to …

Katy Area Chamber of Commerce holds legislative update …

The Katy Area Chamber held a community discussion with State Representative Mike Schofield, R – Katy, and Austin Arceneaux, district director for State Senator Joan Huffman, R – Houston, …

Qualified immunity a sticking point in Texas …

The Texas House’s George Floyd Act is a sweeping police reform bill, named after a Black man killed by a white Minneapolis police officer last year, that would in part ban chokeholds and …

Texas House requires masks for 2021 legislative …

The Texas House unanimously adopted rules Thursday that will require members to wear masks in the chamber and during committee hearings and allow them to cast votes on legislation from outside the …
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