86th #TxLege Report Card: Sexual Assault

Texas legislators are commending themselves for passing a few long-overdue bills concerning sexual assault, but progress on sexual harassment and women’s safety proved deplorable at best. In 2017, a movement against sexual assault and sexual harassment – particularly in the workplace – began to spread via the social media hashtag, #MeToo. The movement’s widespread exposure […]

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Gov. Greg Abbott signs $11.6 billion school finance measure into law

Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law one of lawmakers’ biggest achievements this year, a massive overhaul of Texas’ long-beleaguered school finance system. Abbott put his signature on House Bill 3 during a triumphant ceremony Tuesday at Parmer Lane Elementary School in Austin. The governor was flanked by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, House Speaker Dennis Bonnen and several […]

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Gov. Greg Abbott deploys DPS to combat Dallas violent crime spike

BY ELIZABETH BYRNE JUNE 7, 2019 Gov. Greg Abbott announced Friday that he has directed the Texas Department of Public Safety to send officers to Dallas to help the city’s police respond to a recent spike in violent crime. The state agency will send troopers, special agents and communication specialists, among other resources, Abbott’s office said. The Texas Rangers […]

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