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Paul J. Weber
‘Bathroom bill’ falters for numerous reasons

‘Bathroom bill’ falters for numerous reasons

AUSTIN -- A Texas version of a North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people again lurched toward defeat Tuesday, leaving Republican Gov. Greg Abbott with little path forward this year over what became one of the most divisive measures in any U.S. legislature.

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Will Weissert and David Crary
Texas Senate OKs restricting insurance coverage for abortion

Texas Senate OKs restricting insurance coverage for abortion

The Republican-controlled Texas Senate backed a plan Saturday night to restrict insurance coverage for abortions, over the objections of opponents who expressed concern it could force some women to make heart-wrenching choices because no exceptions will be made in cases of rape and incest.

Senate aiming to move bills at breakneck pace

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Will Weissert

AUSTIN -- The Texas Senate staged an unusual midnight floor session Thursday as conservatives who dominate the chamber rushed to revive abortion restrictions, school vouchers and a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people before opponents have time to mobilize against them.

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