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August 13, 2017 - 7:36 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) - It's a working weekend for the Texas Legislature, with just four days left in the special session. One of Gov. Greg Abbott's top priorities - property tax reform - is one step closer to his desk, after the Texas House gave initial approval Saturday to a bill requiring voter approval...
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August 11, 2017 - 8:58 am
UPDATE: The House gave the bills final approval Friday morning, sending them to Gov. Abbott's desk. AUSTIN (KJCE) - If you're keeping score at the Texas Capitol, there was a glimmer of movement Thursday - on the 24th day of the 30-day special session. The Texas House gave initial approval to two...
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August 05, 2017 - 3:09 pm
(KJCE) - Mark White, the 43rd Governor of the State of Texas, died Saturday. He was 77. White, a Democrat, served as Governor from 1983 until 1987, defeating Republican Bill Clements in the 1982 gubernatorial election - before losing to Clements again four years later. He also served as both...
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July 26, 2017 - 8:23 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) - The Texas Senate is making the most of the current 30-day special session, checking off item after item off of the session call. Just after midnight Wednesday, the Senate gave final approval to its latest version of the so-called "bathroom bill". Senate Bill 3 would regulate...
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July 20, 2017 - 7:29 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) - Early in the special session, members of the Texas Senate are already working late nights. Senators met in an early morning session just after midnight Thursday to give final approval to sunset legislation extending the expiration dates of the Texas Medical Board, the Texas State...
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July 19, 2017 - 6:34 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) - Restricting the ability for municipalities to annex property is one of Governor Greg Abbott's agenda items for the now-underway special session of the Texas Legislature, and support for the restrictions is growing according to the Governor's office. During the regular session,...
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July 18, 2017 - 7:38 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) - The 85th Legislature will gavel back into session Tuesday morning, with a somehwat ambitious agenda laid out by Governor Greg Abbott. The first challenge for lawmakers is to pass sunset legislation required to keep the Texas Medical Board and several other state agencies from...
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July 14, 2017 - 3:37 pm
SAN ANTONIO (KJCE) - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is officially running for re-election. Abbott made the announcement at an event in San Antonio Friday afternoon. "To keep Texas the very best state in the United States, I am running for re-election as governor of the great state of Texas." Abbott's...
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July 11, 2017 - 7:39 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) - One week from today, lawmakers will be back at the Capitol to work on some unfinished business. Governor Greg Abbott issued his first proclamation for the upcoming session, set to begin next Tuesday. As previously announced, the first priority for the session - and the only one, to...
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June 26, 2017 - 7:04 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) - The battle over Senate Bill 4 moved to its latest battleground Monday morning - a federal court in San Antonio. The cities of Austin, Dallas, Houston, El Paso County, and several other organizations are challenging the state over the law, which is set to take effect September 1. It...
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