Texas

Texas Senate Will Reject House's 'Bathroom Bill' Compromise

12 hours ago

The legislative wrangling over where transgender Texans can use the bathroom isn’t over yet.

Texas Senate Puts Voucher-Like Program In School Finance Bill

May 22, 2017
Bob Daemmrich / Texas Tribune

The Texas Senate Sunday night approved a bill that would both simplify the formulas for funding public schools and allow parents of kids with disabilities to take state money to leave the public system for private schools or homeschooling.

Senators voted 21-10 to approve House Bill 21, which the House originally intended to reform a complicated system for allocating money to public schools and to provide a funding boost for most public schools.

Bill To Ban Texting While Driving Clears Senate

May 22, 2017

Legislation that would create a statewide texting-while-driving ban overcame a last-ditch attempt in the Senate on Friday to gut the bill. The bill's author, state Rep. Tom Craddick, R-Midland, said he will concur with the changes the Senate made. The measure will then head to Gov. Greg Abbott's desk.

It’s still a long time before the congressional midterm elections in November 2018. But a lot of candidates are already showing interest in running. And many of them are embracing an environmental message that, traditionally, has been kept on the sidelines.

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Texas Public Radio's "The Source" hosts a series of forums with city council candidates in preparation for the June 10 runoff election. Early voting begins May 30. 

Listen to TPR City Hall Reporter Joey Palacios' recap below: 


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