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June 23, 2017 - 11:16 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) - The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a brief supporting the State of Texas in its fight supporting the state's sanctuary cities bill, SB 4. City of El Cenizo, Texas, et. al vs. Texas, et. al was filed by several cities trying to block Texas’s SB4 law, which prohibits localities...
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Texans for Tony Dale
June 22, 2017 - 8:37 am
CEDAR PARK (KJCE) - Campaign 2018 is off and running for State Representative Tony Dale. Dale announced his re-election campaign for House District 136 Thursday morning. District 136 represents southwestern Williamson County, including the communities of Cedar Park, Leander, Brushy Creek, and parts...
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June 19, 2017 - 8:00 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) - With 30 days to go until the beginning of a special session, lawmakers are getting back to work at the Capitol. Today is the first day lawmakers can file bills for the upcoming session that begins July 18. Gov. Greg Abbott laid out an ambitious 19-item agenda for the session earlier...
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June 15, 2017 - 3:40 pm
(Austin/KJCE) The veto pen of Governor Greg Abbott has been busy. In a release, the Governor's office announced Abbott vetoed 50 bills passed during the recently completed regular session of the 85th Legislature. The veto statements are online at the Governor's website . For the most part, the...
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June 12, 2017 - 9:41 pm
(Austin/KJCE) Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed the state's 2018-2019 budget into law - but not before using his line-item veto authority to cut $120 million from the $217 billion package. "I am once again signing a budget that addresses the most pressing challenges faced by our state," said...
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June 12, 2017 - 4:51 pm
(Austin/KJCE) School districts across the state will have to do more to combat cyberbullying beginning September 1, after "David's Law" goes into effect. Senate Bill 179 was signed into law on Friday by Gov. Greg Abbott. The bill is named in honor of 16-year-old David Molak from San Antonio, who...
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June 10, 2017 - 2:00 pm
(Austin/KJCE) The war of words between the State Capitol and Travis County took another step Friday. The Travis County Sheriff's Office put out a release, saying the "smell of freedom" is strong in Travis County and throughout the state. The release takes aim at Governor Abbott's comments earlier...
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June 06, 2017 - 2:46 pm
(Austin/KJCE) Texas legislators will get an extra 30 days to deal with legislative priorities beginning July 18. Gov. Abbott called the special session, with the first priority being sunset legislation that failed to pass in the regular session. Only after that legislation passes both chambers will...
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June 06, 2017 - 8:25 am
(Austin/KJCE) Are lawmakers about to be called back for a second act of the 85th Texas Legislature? UPDATE: Gov. Abbott calls special legislative session, to begin July 18th. Governor Greg Abbott will hold a press conference at the Capitol Tuesday afternoon, scheduled for 2:30 p.m. There's been no...
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June 02, 2017 - 7:25 am
(Austin/KJCE) Austin's home-grown ride hailing company is feeling the competition. Ride Austin says ride volume has dropped 36 percent this week, compared to last week. The key difference is Monday's signing of House Bill 100 into law, which created a statewide regulatory framework for companies...
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