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Alex Samuels is a political reporter for The Texas Tribune.

Texas Senate passes school safety bill intended to prevent mass shootings

State Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, authored a comprehensive school safety bill after the mass shooting at Santa Fe High School in his district. Bob Daemmrich...

Texas House votes to legalize the farming of industrial hemp

State Rep. Tracy King, D-Batesville, on the House floor on April 23, 2019. Juan Figueroa/The Texas Tribune The Texas House on Tuesday gave broad preliminary approval...

Medical cannabis expansion has high support in the Texas Legislature. But Dan Patrick might...

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Senate Parliamentarian Karina Davis on the Senate floor on Jan. 9, 2019. Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune State Rep. Stephanie Klick,...

Santa Fe official testifies in somber committee hearing on school safety bills

State Sens. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood (center), and Eddie Lucio Jr., D-Brownsville (right), during a Senate Education Committee meeting March 21, 2017. Bob Daemmrich for The...

Broad Texas school safety bill proposes threat assessment teams, expanded emergency training

After an extended evening recess, Sen Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, begins an explanation of the committee substitute to House Bill 21, the school finance bill...

Texas Senate panel advances bill banning cities from adopting sick leave ordinances

The Senate Committee on State Affairs listens to testimony on SB 15 at a hearing at the State Capitol. Feb. 28, 2019. Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The...

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