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Latest Texas Legislature Items
They lay scattered across Texas like battered pearls from a broken strand.
A top Texas House committee on Thursday re-examined a possible crackdown on anonymous donations from "dark money" political groups, defying Gov. Rick Perry, who has already vetoed a plan that would have subjected them to stricter disclosure laws.
Dr. Lester Minto knows he won't be able to reopen his clinic after a federal appeals court upheld tough new abortion restrictions in Texas. But he insists he won't be silenced.
A big boost in state money hasn't closed the nearly $1,300 gap in per-student funding between Texas school districts in rich and poor areas, an expert said Monday at the state's sweeping school finance trial.
Nearly a year after determining the system Texas uses to finance public education is unconstitutional, a state judge is set to hear new testimony beginning Tuesday on whether more money and fewer standardized tests have adequately improved the balance for students in rich and poor areas.
Tea party-backed first-term state Rep. Scott Turner says he wants to unseat fellow Republican Joe Straus as speaker of the Texas House, The Austin American Statesman reported Saturday.
The state of Texas has a long and painful history of voter discrimination and intimidation dating back to the Reconstruction era. In the 1860s, Texas Gov. James Throckmorton refused to ratify the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. By refusing to support the amendment, which granted citizenship and equal protection under the laws to black Americans, Throckmorton was ordered to be removed from office by the federal government.
The Republican-led Texas Legislature has given final approval of a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, setting the stage for an epic legal and political fight over one of the nation's most restrictive abortion laws.
In an issue not seen very often, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is calling to amend the state's constitution, allowing the government to return excess taxes back to the taxpayers.