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July 09, 2020 - 1:09 pm
As the coronavirus pandemic drags on - and a statewide disaster declaration has lasted for more than three months - some Texas legislators are calling on Gov. Greg Abbott to prioritize reforms to the state's disaster laws.
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Coronavirus and Money
Talk 1370 Newsroom
May 20, 2020 - 6:11 pm
State agencies and educational institutions are being asked to cut their budgets by five percent, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Wednesday.
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Emree Weaver / The Texas Tribune
The Texas Tribune
October 22, 2019 - 8:18 am
AUSTIN (Texas Tribune) -- First-term Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen on Tuesday announced he will not seek reelection to the lower chamber in 2020 — marking an end to the Angleton Republican's months-long political fallout that has roiled the lower chamber he oversees.
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Marjorie Kamys Cotera for The Texas Tribune
June 24, 2019 - 10:43 am
BEDFORD, Texas (Texas Tribune) -- State Rep. Jonathan Stickland, a firebrand conservative Republican from Bedford and one of the most vocal members of the Texas House, announced Monday he will not run for reelection in 2020.
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Bob Daemmrich for The Texas Tribune
February 05, 2019 - 12:13 pm
AUSTIN -- Gov. Greg Abbott, in his biennial State of the State address on Tuesday, stayed on message about education and taxes, continuing state leaders’ so-far unified focus on bread-and-butter policy reforms in a forum where he has in the past served up red meat.
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Courtney Sacco/Caller-Times
February 05, 2019 - 8:14 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Texas Gov. Greg Abbott will deliver his biennial State of the State address Tuesday. In the address, Abbot will lay out his legislative priorities for the session - including a list of "emergency items" that he wishes for lawmakers to prioritize. Legislation can't be brought up on...
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Office of the Speaker
January 08, 2019 - 2:50 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- With the 86th Texas Legislature gaveled into session, the Texas House has a new speaker: Dennis Bonnen. Bonnen, a Republican from Angleton, replaces former Speaker Joe Straus, who retired following the 85th Legislature. "I am humbled by the confidence placed in me by my fellow...
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January 07, 2019 - 2:58 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- As lawmakers return to Austin to gavel in the 86th Texas Legislature this week, they'll have a projected increase in state revenues to work with. Comptroller Glenn Hegar released the state's Biennial Revenue Estimate Monday morning, projecting the state will collect $119.1 billion...
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Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File
January 06, 2019 - 12:42 pm
By PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' last legislative session ended with one lawmaker threatening to shoot another after reporting Hispanic protesters to immigration agents, and corporate giants from Amazon to the NFL issuing warnings over a "bathroom bill" targeting...
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AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File
June 30, 2018 - 1:23 pm
AUSTIN (AP) — One might forgive voters on Texas' Gulf Coast for being sick of heading to the polls.
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