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Texas medical marijuana expansion gains steam in Senate, even after prior stonewalling

Sen. Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels, is sponsoring a medical marijuana bill.Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune Even as the Senate stonewalls a handful of bills aimed at lessening criminal penalties for
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Texas Senate passes bill to kill program that critics say can trap poor people in a cycle of debt

The controversial Driver Responsibility Program causes some people to have their driver’s licenses suspended. Cooper Neill for The Texas Tribune Texas may finally kill the widely unpopular Driver Responsibility Program, which
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Watch Senate Bill 9 hearing in Texas House panel over voting rights and access

Rachel Zein for The Texas Tribune A Texas House panel is taking up legislation Wednesday that would make it a felony for Texans who vote when they’re ineligible — even
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“People were giving us lip service”: Texas cities’ legislative efforts have struggled this year

Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune The interest group representing Texas cities used to be one of the most powerful legislative forces at the Capitol. This session, it has become the
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Gymnasts who survived abuse by Larry Nassar urge Texas lawmakers not to water down reform

From left: Jordan Schwikert, Alyssa Baumann and Tasha Schwikert, three gymnasts who say they were abused by Larry Nassar, testify on HB 3809 during the Senate State Affairs Committee on
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