Government & Public Policy

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Republican Party of Texas

It’s being called the most popular state political convention in the U.S. Republican delegates from all over Texas will gather in San Antonio on Thursday for the state's Republican Party convention.


Ryan Poppe

 

In honor of Women's Veterans Day on Tuesday, special events were held at the state Capitol.

On June 12, 1948, President Harry S. Truman signed the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act, which allowed women like World War II veteran Anna Gatti to become regular members of the military.

 

 


Ryan Poppe

Members of a Texas Senate committee reviewed some of Gov. Greg Abbott’s school safety ideas, and  discovered there might not be a perfect solution to securing a school building.


Ryan E. Poppe

Senate lawmakers are ready to begin unpacking some of the school safety recommendations released by the governor’s office after the Santa Fe school shooting.


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One of Gov. Greg Abbott’s initiatives for reducing school shootings and promoting gun safety taps into an unlikely source: the gun industry. The governor’s office has provided a $1 million grant to a Newtown, Connecticut-based advocacy group to promote their gun storage education program throughout Texas.


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