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Callie Richmond for The Texas Tribune
June 06, 2019 - 2:42 pm
AUSTIN (Texas Tribune) -- Capping off a yearslong effort to prevent another school shooting like the Santa Fe High tragedy, Gov. Greg Abbott signed a series of bills into law Thursday that would, among other things, strengthen mental health initiatives available to children and allot money to...
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Marjorie Kamys Cotera for The Texas Tribune
June 04, 2019 - 6:06 pm
DALLAS (Texas Tribune) -- In his first public bill signing following the end of this year's legislative session, Gov. Greg Abbott signed five bills Tuesday, measures that aim to combat human trafficking, eliminate the state's rape kit backlog, and expand resources for survivors of sexual assault.
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Miguel Gutierrez Jr. / The Texas Tribune
June 04, 2019 - 2:43 pm
AUSTIN (Texas Tribune) -- Texas Gov. Greg Abbott claimed Tuesday he can keep Texas' plumbing board alive without calling a special legislative session, as he reassured plumbers who were worried their profession will no longer be subject to state regulations.
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Miguel Gutierrez Jr. / The Texas Tribune
June 01, 2019 - 9:15 am
By Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune AUSTIN (Texas Tribune) -- Former Secretary of State David Whitley — who lost his job after presiding over a botched review of the citizenship of Texans on the voter rolls — is back to working at the governor’s office. Whitley resigned from the post Monday just before...
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Will Taylor-Medhurst/Getty Images
May 28, 2019 - 1:18 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Formula One expects to race the U.S. Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas for "many years to come," a series official said Tuesday, despite the track's failed effort to secure $25 million in public money it was denied in 2018.
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Miguel Gutierrez Jr. / The Texas Tribune
May 27, 2019 - 4:11 pm
AUSTIN (Texas Tribune) -- The ill-fated tenure of Texas Secretary of State David Whitley has come to an end.
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FILE - In a Monday, May 21, 2018 file photo, Santa Fe High School freshman, Jai Gillard writes messages on each of the 10 crosses representing victims in front the school in Santa Fe, Texas. Texas, which for years has buckled to pressure from the National Rifle Association, has quietly gone around the organization by slipping a $1 million public safety campaign on gun storage into a massive spending bill now headed to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk.(Steve Gonzales/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)
May 27, 2019 - 4:10 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lawmakers in gun-loving Texas have quietly gone around the National Rifle Association by slipping language into a massive spending bill that would fund a $1 million public safety campaign on gun storage. The last-minute move late Sunday sets up a political test rarely seen in...
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Dreamstime
May 26, 2019 - 8:42 pm
By Edgar Walters, The Texas Tribune AUSTIN (Texas Tribune) -- The Texas Legislature advanced a $250.7 billion two-year budget Sunday, ending weeks of deliberation over how much money to spend on the 2019 legislative session’s two highest priorities: public school funding and property tax relief...
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Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune
May 25, 2019 - 11:09 pm
AUSTIN (Texas Tribune) -- Days after top Republican leaders announced they had a deal on a school finance bill long in the making, the Texas House and Senate on Saturday approved the final legislation, bringing mandated teacher pay raises and property tax cuts one step closer to becoming law.
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Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune
May 25, 2019 - 11:04 pm
AUSTIN (Texas Tribune) -- A sweeping property tax reform bill that aims to slow rising property tax growth will soon head to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk for approval, capping a yearslong effort to address a pocketbook issue that has animated Republican leaders and angered their voters.
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