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No More Schools for Plumbers?

The Texas Sunset Advisory Commission recently decided to drop the high school diploma/GED requirements for a journeyman plumber’s license. 

Fighting Fertility Fraud

In its most recent session the Texas Legislature voted to delcare fertility fraud a form of sexual assault.  Senate...

Top 10 most vulnerable Texas Democrat-held districts for 2020

As a follow-up to our exploration of vulnerable Texas Republican candidates, we analyzed the 10 most vulnerable Democratic seats in the Lone Star State...

Self-driving cars roll out in Texas, but at what cost?

If self-driving cars are a measure of the future, then the future is already here in Texas. Self-driving cars started hitting the...

More than 70,000 4-6 years old children suspended from Texas schools in 2017-18

In Texas, a 4-year old black child is more than twice as likely to be suspended from school as a white one....

Permian Highway Pipeline going forward, despite residents concerns

After a year of protests, town meetings and news story after news story, crews are about to break ground on the Permian...

5G Wireless Debuts in Texas

In 2017, the Texas Legislature passed SB 1004, which streamlined regulations and lowered costs to facilitate the deployment of “small cells”, the...

Conservative group session shows Texas Republicans hope to hold onto redistricting power

“Start with the idea that you’re going to be sued,” Cleta Mitchell said to a hotel conference room filled with Texas lawmakers. 

Following safety commission meeting, the domestic terrorism task force meets this week

In response to the tragic shooting in El Paso earlier this month that left 22 dead and others wounded, Governor Abbott created...

Abbott’s recent appointments to the Education Commission of the States raises some eyebrows

In the mid 1960s, enterprising education proponent John W. Gardner and former North Carolina Governor Terry Sanford proposed a Compact on Education...

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