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Texas House advances bill banning cities from partnering with Planned Parenthood on any services

Texas and its local governments would no longer be able to partner with abortion providers or their affiliates — even for services like sexual...

Reps. Ratcliffe and Kim introduce bill to honor fallen servicemembers and their families

Reps. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) and Andy Kim (D-N.J.) introduced the Gold Star Families National Monument Extension Act of 2019 (H.R. 2819) last week. The bill extends...

AG Paxton leads 18-state brief urging 5th Circuit to declare Obamacare unlawful

Leading an 18-state coalition, Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a brief urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit to uphold...

Walgreens to raise tobacco buying age to 21 || Teens and tobacco

People will soon need to be 21 years or older to buy tobacco products at Walgreens or Rite Aid stores. The move comes amid...

Beware the pool noodles this summer || They can be home to snakes

Pool noodles bring a lot of summer fun when swimming. However, they can also be a breeding ground for snakes and snake eggs.Snakes are...

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...

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