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Proposed bill would ban food stamp recipients from buying junk food

A proposed bill in Texas would ban food stamp recipients from buying junk food using food stamps.Proposed by Texas State Rep. Briscoe Cain, House Bill...

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says Senate won’t pass bill to lower penalties for marijuana

Less than 24 hours after the Texas House gave preliminary approval to a bill reducing the criminal penalties for Texans found to possess small amounts of...

Texas bill would allow state to sue social media companies like Facebook and Twitter over free speech

A bill before the Texas Senate seeks to prevent social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter from censoring users based on their viewpoints. Supporters...

Your voice || The Mueller report has been released, will you be reading it?

Attorney General Barr has released a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report, which summarizes his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016...

Texas Senate passes bill to raise smoking age to 21 || Active military members exempt

The Texas Senate recently voted in favor of a bill that would raise the legal age for smokers from 18 to 21 for everyone...

Texas Senate gives local governments more breathing room for property tax revenue growth

The Texas Senate broke a logjam Monday that had paralyzed a piece of priority legislation for weeks — blunting a controversial provision in a property tax...

Nurses could benefit from student loan assistance bill in Texas Legislature

Pursuing a nursing degree in Texas may become less expensive if a bill introduced in the 86th Texas Legislature passes. State Representative Stephanie Klick (R-North...

Texas Senate approves occupational licensing bill LGBTQ advocates call a ‘license to discriminate’

After emotional testimony, a forceful show of opposition from leaders in the state’s business community and more than an hour of floor debate, the...

Bill aims to protect volunteer first responders’ day jobs

A new bill making its way through the House committees aims to protect volunteer first responders' day jobs during times of major disasters in...

Disability advocates want the Texas Legislature to invest in pay raises for home care workers

Susie Angel never intended to become friends with her personal attendant. Then again, it’s hard not to grow close to the person who, for...

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