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The Texas Senate on Wednesday gave tentative approval to a measure that pre-empts local ordinances on drivers’ mobile phone usage, effectively rolling back safety laws in the 45 Texas cities where local governments enforce stricter regulations than the state. 

Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday promised to make an announcement "later this week" on whether he will call a special session.

Bob Daemmrich for the Texas Tribune

The Texas Senate on Tuesday tentatively signed off on the so-called “bathroom bill” on a 21-10 vote.

Senate Bill 6, a legislative priority of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, would require transgender people to use bathrooms in public schools, government buildings and other publicly-owned facilities that match their “biological sex” and not gender identity. And it would preempt local anti-discrimination laws meant to allow transgender residents to use public bathrooms that match their gender identity.

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – After a day of meeting with the elected officials who hold his political future in their hands, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry left the Capitol with one thing in mind.

"I gotta go study my lessons for the night," Perry was overheard saying. "Preparation. Preparation. Preparation."

Perry met with several key GOP senators on Wednesday ahead of upcoming confirmation hearings to serve as Secretary of Energy in the Trump administration.

Immigrant 'Dreamers' Fear Deportation Nightmare Under Trump

Nov 10, 2016
Gabriel Cristóver Pérez for The Texas Tribune

 The Texas Tribune is taking a yearlong look at the issues of border security and immigration. This part of the project focuses on how violent gang warfare and grinding poverty are driving new waves of Central American immigration to the United States. Sign up to get story alerts.

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