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Elizabeth Byrne is a reporting fellow at The Texas Tribune, where she covers health and human services issues.

Gov. Greg Abbott vetoes bill requiring children under 2 to ride in rear-facing car...

Abbott said the measure "is an unnecessary invasion of parental rights and an unfortunate example of over-criminalization." Texas Gov. Greg...

Abbott extends state plumbing board until 2021 after Legislature abolished it

The governor cited Texas' continued recovery from Hurricane Harvey as a reason why he was issuing an executive order to continue the...

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

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...

Texas has more than 200 freestanding ERs. Lawmakers just passed bills to combat patient...

Ten years ago, Texas became the first state to allow licenses for independent freestanding emergency rooms. Since then, just over 200 have...

Texas law will outlaw minors from buying popular cough medicine

Starting in September, Texans under 18 years old will no longer be able to buy popular over-the-counter cough medicines like NyQuil and...

Texas removes thousands of children from Medicaid each month due to red tape, records...

Yesenia Alvarado holds her daughter, Medicaid patient Melanie Almaraz, 2, while waiting to see Dr. Alberto Vasquez for treatment of a fever at Su...

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