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Special session revives racial tensions, 'bathroom bill'
Gov. Greg Abbott has packed the overtime session with 20 things he wants passed and could call another if he doesn't get his way.
School groups wary of vouchers
Dallas police arrest legislator Victoria Neave on DWI count
Texas mulls non-jail options for those who can’t pay fines
AUSTIN -- Ernesto Cardoza has gone to jail three times because he couldn't afford to pay his traffic tickets, and it cost him dearly.
Texas governor revives ‘bathroom bill’ for special session
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is reviving a so-called "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people after the last try ended with Republican lawmakers angry and deadlocked.
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.
Texas voucher clash kills sweeping school finance fix
Bill could return power to Texas board of education
University leaders’ fears never realized in Capitol
AUSTIN -- Some of Texas' top lawmakers entered the 2017 legislative session with big plans to shake up higher education in the state. Instead, their 140 days' worth of work was most notable for what they didn't do to public universities.
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
Lt. Gov. Patrick threatens special session
Texas pushes ‘bathroom bill’ as others shy away
AUSTIN -- As "bathroom bills" targeting transgender individuals falter across the U.S., fizzling even in conservative bastions like Kansas and Arkansas following the upheaval over a North Carolina law last year, Texas Republicans are doubling down in their determination.