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Laura Skelding for The Texas Tribune
May 25, 2019 - 9:13 am
AUSTIN (Texas Tribune) -- After weeks of tough negotiations, lawmakers have come up with a final deal on how to increase public education funding and cut school district taxes — and it includes a compromise on raises for full-time teachers, nurses, counselors and librarians.
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Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports
May 24, 2019 - 7:05 pm
Art Briles, the former Baylor football coach fired three years ago after an investigation found the school had mishandled allegations of sexual misconduct and violence, has been hired to lead an East Texas high school program. Mount Vernon Superintendent says its board of trustees has approved a...
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FILE - In this July 10, 2015, file frame from dashcam video provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety, Trooper Brian Encinia arrests Sandra Bland after she became combative during a routine traffic stop in Waller County, Texas. Texas authorities are expected to face sharp questioning over why cellphone video Sandra Bland took during her confrontational 2015 traffic stop never publicly surfaced until May 2019. (Texas Department of Public Safety via AP, File)
May 24, 2019 - 6:22 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas authorities on Friday denied withholding a cellphone video of Sandra Bland's confrontational traffic stop, responding to a Democratic legislator's heated questions about why the 39-second clip never publicly surfaced until now. Bland, a 28-year-old black woman from...
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Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune
May 23, 2019 - 4:06 pm
By Cassandra Pollock and Aliyya Swaby, The Texas Tribune AUSTIN (Texas Tribune) -- Texas’ top three political leaders declared Thursday that the Legislature had reached agreements on its three main 2019 priorities: A two-year state budget, a comprehensive reform of school finance and legislation...
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May 23, 2019 - 9:05 am
AUSTIN (Texas Tribune) -- For conservative Texas lawmakers and their allies in the business community, the fight over paid sick leave seemed like a slam dunk at the start of this year.
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Erika Rich for The Texas Tribune
May 23, 2019 - 8:58 am
AUSTIN (Texas Tribune) -- The Texas Senate restored a measure Wednesday allowing breweries to sell beer to go from their taprooms to a bill allowing the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission to continue operating. It also approved a measure that would loosen restrictions on the number of liquor store...
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May 22, 2019 - 5:00 pm
AUSTIN (Texas Tribune) -- Marijuana advocates were handed an unlikely victory Wednesday after the Texas Senate advanced a bill greatly expanding the list of debilitating medical conditions that can legally be treated by cannabis oil in the state.
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Marjorie Kamys Cotera for The Texas Tribune
May 21, 2019 - 11:17 pm
AUSTIN (Texas Tribune) -- The Texas House expanded a sweeping school safety bill that now calls for students to learn about domestic violence prevention, requires certain training for school resource officers, and would provide an undetermined amount of state money for campus security measures and...
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Juan Figueroa/The Texas Tribune
May 21, 2019 - 10:10 pm
AUSTIN (Texas Tribune) -- A major mental health bill prioritized by the state's top leaders as a way to help prevent school shootings was partially revived late Tuesday night hours after it appeared to have been abruptly killed on a technicality during a dramatic night in the Texas House.
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Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune
May 20, 2019 - 2:55 pm
By Emma Platoff, The Texas Tribune AUSTIN (Texas Tribune) -- Over the tearful opposition of the Legislature’s first-ever LGBTQ Caucus and several failed attempts at a procedural block, the Texas House passed a religious liberty bill Monday that LGBTQ advocates fear would license discrimination...
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