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Bill may expand ballot access for older Texans
AUSTIN -- Something peculiar happened last week when few people were looking: Texas lawmakers approved legislation that might make it easier for thousands of people to vote. And they didn't let politics get in the way.
University leaders’ fears never realized in Capitol
Abbott won’t rule out ‘bathroom bill’ in special session
Legislature fails to address pregnancy deaths
AUSTIN -- Lawmakers in Texas largely failed to take any significant action to address the state's skyrocketing rate of pregnancy-related deaths just months after researchers found it to be the highest in not only the U.S., but the developed world.
Governor signs sweeping child welfare overhaul into law
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a trio of new laws meant to improve Texas' troubled foster care system.
‘Bathroom bill’ fading as session wraps up
AUSTIN -- Texas' legislative session was winding down Sunday, with an all but dead "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people caught in a clash between mainstream Republicans and the most conservative wing of the party that dominates politics in the nation's second-largest state.
School vouchers may be back from dead
Activists: ‘Sandra Bland Act’ unworthy tribute
Straus, Patrick face off on bill
The Texas Legislature appears to be at a stalemate on a "bathroom bill" that could push the legislative session into overtime.
Texas moves closer to softening voter ID law
AUSTIN -- A weakened Texas voter ID law moved closer to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's desk on Tuesday with the state House approving legislation that waters down an original version a judge compared to a "poll tax" and ruled had intentionally discriminated against minorities.
Sanctuary cities law means nothing new for Denton city, county officers
Texas backs convention that’ll never happen
Texas set to pass transgender bathroom law for schools
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A transgender "bathroom bill" reminiscent of one in North Carolina that caused a national uproar now appears to be on a fast-track to becoming law in Texas, though it may only apply to public schools.