Texas Politics

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March 21, 2017 - 6:46 am
(Austin/KJCE) The leading Senate "school choice" bill will get its first hearing in front of a Texas Senate committee Tuesday morning. The Senate Public Education Committee will hear testimony on Senate Bill 3 beginning at 9:00 a.m. The bill will create "education savings accounts", or ESAs, which...
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March 19, 2017 - 10:58 pm
(Austin/KJCE) Like other states, Texas is set to take a look at its minimum wage in this legislative session. Monday, the House Committee on Business and Industry is set to consider nine different bills that have been filed, all aiming to raise the state's minimum wage from $7.25 per hour, which is...
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March 15, 2017 - 11:04 pm
(Austin/KJCE) The Texas House State Affairs Committee picked up debate Wednesday on one of this session's hottest topics - the so-called "sanctuary cities" bill. The proposal - which attempts to prevent local governments and college campuses from refusing to enforce federal immigration laws - is...
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March 14, 2017 - 5:38 pm
(Austin/KJCE) The Texas Senate has given an initial vote of approval to Senate Bill 6, the so-scalled "bathroom bill". The 21-10 vote was largely along party lines - with Sen. Eddie Lucio (D-Brownsville) being the only member to cross party lines. Lucio also joined with Republicans to strike down...
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March 13, 2017 - 8:45 pm
(Austin/KJCE) The Texas Senate State Affairs Committee voted 7-0 Monday to send an overhaul of the state's voter identification rules to the full chamber. Following previous court rulings that determined the existing law discriminates against black and Latino voters, Senate Bill 5 introduces...
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