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TEA to release ratings — school districts will have to deal with the consequences

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will release its ratings for the state’s school districts and campuses this week, leaving school administrators anxiously awaiting an A-F letter grade. In August 2018,
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Gov. Abbott Anounces Special Election for Fort Bend State House Seat

Following Rep. John Zerwas’ recent resignation announcement, Gov. Greg Abbott officially issued a proclamation today to announce Tuesday, November 5, 2019, as the special election date to fill the vacated
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Paid sick leave goes into effect for Dallas workers, but Attorney General Ken Paxton vows to challenge city law in the courts

For many Texas workers, when illness or a family emergency strikes, there is little recourse to take time off if they want to stay employed. With no federal legal requirement
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Two commonly proposed legislative solutions follow mass shootings—red flag laws and universal background checks

As gun violence and mass shootings continue to cause fear and panic in Texas and across the country, citizens are calling for solutions from state legislators. But the language and
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Texas Rangers to investigate House Speaker Dennis Bonnen’s alleged quid pro quo

This morning, the Texas House General Investigation Committee was expected to hold a public hearing that would launch an investigation into allegations against House Speaker Dennis Bonnen (R-Angleton). Bonnen has
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Lawsuit alleges Texas’ vote by mail rules are unconstitutional

A new federal lawsuit alleges that the way Texas handles absentee ballots is unconstitutional.  The Texas Civil Rights Project filed the suit on Aug. 7 in San Antonio on behalf
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In wake of El Paso mass shooting Texans demand action from lawmakers.

In the wake of the recent mass shooting in El Paso, Texans are asking their legislators to take clear, concrete action to prevent future tragedies. This requires acknowledging the causes
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Consumer protection measure against surprise medical billing faces implementation issues

This year, Texas legislators passed a bill to protect patients from surprise medical billing; however, implementation of the law, which is set to go into effect January 1, 2020, is
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Democrats enter Bonnghazi debacle via lawsuit

The Dennis Bonnen drama with Empower Texans’ Michael Quinn Sullivan has escalated from scandal to full-fledged lawsuit, as the Texas Democratic Party sues House Speaker Dennis Bonnen and hardline conservative
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Following years of legal troubles, District 27’s Rep. Ron Reynolds is disbarred

The conclusion of a four-month stint at the Montgomery County Jail in January of this year wasn’t the end of Missouri City Democrat and attorney Rep. Ron Reynolds’ long-standing legal
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