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WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth
Wendy Davis vs. Ted Cruz in '18? It's all talk for Texas DemsCity Council. By 1999, after turning some enemies into allies, she went on a 1
Wendy Davis vs. Ted Cruz in '18? It's all talk for Texas Dems
WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth / Posted 2 days ago
City Council. By 1999, after turning some enemies into allies, she went on a 15-year winning streak on council and in the Texas Senate. A 2014 campaign for governor ended in resounding defeat. But she hinted Saturday in Austin at a political... Read more
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The Daily Tar Heel
Wendy Davis campaigns for Clinton campaign on campusour identity as a country — who we are,” she said at the event. in June 2013,
Wendy Davis campaigns for Clinton campaign on campus
The Daily Tar Heel / Posted 3 days ago
our identity as a country — who we are,” she said at the event. in June 2013, Davis held an 11-hour filibuster in the Texas Senate to delay a vote on Texas Senate Bill 5, which would have restricted abortion access. She said the bill was... Read more
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The Austin Chronicle
Beside the Point: Still Waiting for the Punch Linetold the Chronicle ("Anti-Choice Group to Receive $1.6 Million Health Grant," A
Beside the Point: Still Waiting for the Punch Line
The Austin Chronicle / Posted 3 days ago
told the Chronicle ("Anti-Choice Group to Receive $1.6 Million Health Grant," Aug. 15). And as we recently learned during a Texas Senate Committee on Health and Human Services hearing on Sept. 13, the Heidi Group had only applied to be part of... Read more
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KVUE-TV Austin
Medicaid cuts to children's therapy providers to go forwardfor disabled children by $350 million over the next two years. “More concernin
Medicaid cuts to children's therapy providers to go forward
KVUE-TV Austin / Posted 3 days ago
for disabled children by $350 million over the next two years. “More concerning is that as a result of testimony in a Texas Senate Finance Committee hearing last week, we know there is an access-to-care crisis occurring right now for therapy... Read more
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The Chronicle
Wendy Davis meets student leaders on campus, emphasizes importance of youth voteseat when I ran for governor and lost in 2014, but it was both challenging and
Wendy Davis meets student leaders on campus, emphasizes importance of youth vote
The Chronicle / Posted 3 days ago
seat when I ran for governor and lost in 2014, but it was both challenging and also an amazing privilege to be in the Texas Senate because I knew I was a voice for people that didn’t ordinarily have a voice fighting for them there. That felt... Read more
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Breitbart
Possible Primary Challenger Mike McCaul Bashes Ted Cruz for Not Supporting Trumpthe nominee. There’s some discontent.” Ingraham asked McCaul about the potenti
Possible Primary Challenger Mike McCaul Bashes Ted Cruz for Not Supporting Trump
Breitbart / Posted 6 days ago
the nominee. There’s some discontent.” Ingraham asked McCaul about the potentiality of running against Cruz in a 2018 Texas Senate primary. The idea of challenging Cruz from the Right is already being talked about widely among conservative... Read more
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Waxahachie Daily Light
ECRW announces Sen. Birdwell as September speakerBrian Birdwell is a native Texan, decorated military veteran and lifelong conse
ECRW announces Sen. Birdwell as September speaker
Waxahachie Daily Light / Posted 6 days ago
Brian Birdwell is a native Texan, decorated military veteran and lifelong conservative Republican currently representing Texas Senate District 22. Born in Fort Worth and a currently residing in Granbury, Brian is a graduate of Lamar University in... Read more
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The Daily Tar Heel
Former Texas Sen. Wendy Davis to campaign for Hillary Clinton in Chapel Hill Fridaythis Friday. Davis achieved notoriety as a Texas state senator when she held a
Former Texas Sen. Wendy Davis to campaign for Hillary Clinton in Chapel Hill Friday
The Daily Tar Heel / Posted 6 days ago
this Friday. Davis achieved notoriety as a Texas state senator when she held an 11-hour long filibuster in 2013 against Texas senate bill 5, which would have increased abortion restrictions in the state. Though the filibuster did not reach... Read more
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KERA North Texas
Advocates Ask Lawmakers to ‘Step Up’ and Fund Programs for Children with Special Needsintervention (ECI) programs right before they were supposed to go into effect.
Advocates Ask Lawmakers to ‘Step Up’ and Fund Programs for Children with Special Needs
KERA North Texas / Posted 11 days ago
intervention (ECI) programs right before they were supposed to go into effect. But it’s only temporary. That’s why the Texas Senate Finance committee will discuss what to do next. With recent news, though, the state has also been limiting... Read more
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Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Texas’ Gulf Coast ship channel, ports need upgrades, lawmakers told… we'll have a safer ship channel." Zahn was among more than a dozen experts w
Texas’ Gulf Coast ship channel, ports need upgrades, lawmakers told
Corpus Christi Caller-Times / Posted 11 days ago
… we'll have a safer ship channel." Zahn was among more than a dozen experts who were in the Capitol for a hearing of the Texas Senate Select Committee on Ports that is tasked with readying Texas for increased freight traffic that's expected from... Read more
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KTXS Abilene
Fallen Brownwood trooper's family in Austin to receive governor's awardand to meet the governor,” said Merle Lemond, Keesee’s mother, on Wednesday. L
Fallen Brownwood trooper's family in Austin to receive governor's award
KTXS Abilene / Posted 11 days ago
and to meet the governor,” said Merle Lemond, Keesee’s mother, on Wednesday. Lemond and Keesee’s wife Darla were inside Texas Senate chamber on Monday to accept the award from Gov. Greg Abbott. “He hugged us both, and he asked me my relation... Read more
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11 News Houston
Savings accounts could change Texas education systemAUSTIN - Some members of the Texas Senate are considering a change that would t
Savings accounts could change Texas education system
11 News Houston / Posted 12 days ago
AUSTIN - Some members of the Texas Senate are considering a change that would take the power of education out of the hands of the state, and put it into the hands of parents. That power would be in the form of a school choice program called... Read more
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KVUE-TV Austin
Savings accounts could change Texas education systemAUSTIN - Some members of the Texas Senate are considering a change that would t
Savings accounts could change Texas education system
KVUE-TV Austin / Posted 12 days ago
AUSTIN - Some members of the Texas Senate are considering a change that would take the power of education out of the hands of the state, and put it into the hands of parents. That power would be in the form of a school choice program called... Read more
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Dallas Morning News
Texas lawmakers rehearse their lines for the great school voucher debate of 2017AUSTIN -- So-called school choice programs are a priority of Lt. Gov. Dan Patri
Texas lawmakers rehearse their lines for the great school voucher debate of 2017
Dallas Morning News / Posted 12 days ago
AUSTIN -- So-called school choice programs are a priority of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and many Republicans in the Texas Senate. While these options differ in important ways from traditional private school vouchers, they would still tap public funds to... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
Key Texas Lawmakers Show Little Appetite for Medicaid Expansion - Key Texas Lawmakers Show Little Appetite for Medicaid Expansion by Edgar Walters The Texas Tribune Sept. 13 2016 The chairman of the Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee...The chairman of the Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee and other
Key Texas Lawmakers Show Little Appetite for Medicaid Expansion - Key Texas Lawmakers Show Little Appetite for Medicaid Expansion by Edgar Walters The Texas Tribune Sept. 13 2016 The chairman of the Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee...
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 12 days ago
The chairman of the Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee and other high-ranking Republicans on Tuesday expressed little interest in expanding publicly funded insurance coverage to low-income Texans, suggesting the issue is unlikely to... Read more
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11 News Houston
Protesters urge TEA to reject 'offensive' Mexican-American textbookwith some even driving in from around Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and beyond t
Protesters urge TEA to reject 'offensive' Mexican-American textbook
11 News Houston / Posted 13 days ago
with some even driving in from around Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and beyond to participate. Representatives of the Texas Senate Hispanic Caucus, the Mexican American Legislative Caucus and even State Board of Education (SBOE) members spoke,... Read more
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KVUE-TV Austin
Rally, hearing happpening Tuesday for 'offensive' Meican-American textbookto happen before the hearing at 10 a.m. -- are open to the public. Those attend
Rally, hearing happpening Tuesday for 'offensive' Meican-American textbook
KVUE-TV Austin / Posted 13 days ago
to happen before the hearing at 10 a.m. -- are open to the public. Those attending the rally include representatives of the Texas Senate Hispanic Caucus, the Mexican American Legislative Caucus and even State Board of Education members. Educators... Read more
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Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Summit to encourage community involvementwill gather Saturday to encourage Latino civic engagement, officials said. The
Summit to encourage community involvement
Corpus Christi Caller-Times / Posted 14 days ago
will gather Saturday to encourage Latino civic engagement, officials said. The Latino Summit will be hosted by the Texas Senate Hispanic Caucus, the Texas Hispanics Organized for Political Education and League of United Latin American... Read more
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The Austin Chronicle
Sparks Fly at First ACC Trustee Forum4, the union backed lawyer and former Obama for America regional director Sean
Sparks Fly at First ACC Trustee Forum
The Austin Chronicle / Posted 14 days ago
4, the union backed lawyer and former Obama for America regional director Sean Hassan. In Place 5, the nod went to former Texas Senate staffer Anthony Schoggins. There was little surprise in Place 6, with former Capital Area Workforce Development... Read more
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Breitbart
DOJ Declined Illegal Re-Entry Prosecution of Illegal Immigrant Accused of Serial RapeICE officials have issued an immigration detainer. In 2015, U.S. Border Patrol
DOJ Declined Illegal Re-Entry Prosecution of Illegal Immigrant Accused of Serial Rape
Breitbart / Posted 16 days ago
ICE officials have issued an immigration detainer. In 2015, U.S. Border Patrol agent Hector Garza testified before the Texas Senate Subcommittee on Border Security in his role at president of the National Border Patrol Council, Locas 2455.... Read more
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KERA North Texas
Dan Patrick Again Targeting In-State Tuition For Undocumented Studentsyet, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick excoriated Texas universities for raising their tuiti
Dan Patrick Again Targeting In-State Tuition For Undocumented Students
KERA North Texas / Posted 17 days ago
yet, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick excoriated Texas universities for raising their tuition in recent years, suggesting that the Texas Senate will try to limit tuition growth when it reconvenes next year. Disclosure: The University of Texas at Austin... Read more
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SCOTUSblog
The Court after Scalia: The future of voting rightsin reverse order. Last Term, the Court decided Evenwel v. Abbott, a challenge
The Court after Scalia: The future of voting rights
SCOTUSblog / Posted 27 days ago
in reverse order. Last Term, the Court decided Evenwel v. Abbott, a challenge to the constitutionality of the most recent Texas Senate redistricting plan. The petitioners were two Texas voters who reside in state senate districts that, while... Read more
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