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From Texas Standard:

Just two weeks after its introduction, and with a total of zero hearings, the U.S. House has approved what could be the biggest change to tax policy in at least a generation. The Senate Finance Committee also passed a GOP-sponsored tax bill that differs somewhat from the House measure.


A wild political ride in Washington, Austin fuels intensifies the political rancor

In Texas and Washington, politics seems to be getting uglier and uglier.

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More and more female lawmakers at the Capitol are demanding the implementation of new measures and protocols to protect women from sexual harassment.   

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Plus: Piers Morgan goes after Ken Paxton, Ted Nugent and more.

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A vote to increase the San Antonio Water System’s rates by 10.5 percent over the next two years was originally on the agenda for Thursday’s city council meeting, but the council pushed the vote back until next month’s meeting.