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Texas lawmakers propose body cam policies for police

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The most talked about new tool in law enforcement – the body-worn camera – has prompted Texas lawmakers to file bills for the upcoming legislative session aimed at managing how the state’s police agencies use the cameras and store the information they record. 599 more words



On  Oct. 16, 2014 I blogged that the Texas Legislature should define the duty owed by a w.c. carrier to an injured worker due to the wholesale abrogation of the duty of good faith and fair dealing established by the… 330 more words

More elections: dates set for Kleinschmidt, Van de Putte seats

BASTROP, Texas (KXAN) – If you thought the elections were over, think again. Voters in several communities still have to decide who will represent them in the 84th Texas legislative session. 207 more words


Abbott getting good early reviews

Texas Gov.-elect Greg Abbott is getting some good reviews from at least one unlikely source.

They’re coming from Texas Monthly blogger/editor Paul Burka, who salutes Abbott for (a) setting a constructive agenda for the state and (b) selecting a team of grownups to advise him. 206 more words

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Lawmaker: Too many Texas schools make playoffs

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A West Texas lawmaker says too many high school football teams reach the state playoffs and has introduced a bill that would reduce the number of qualifiers. 119 more words


Texas Senator grapples with rising tuition rates

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austinites want the local economy to thrive with an educated workforce, but as the cost of college rises some say Texas public universities are getting too expensive. 264 more words


Pew poll shows more Americans support gun rights over gun control

WASHINGTON, DC – America’s love affair with guns appears to be shooting up.

A poll by the Pew Research Center found that for the first time in more than twenty years, more Americans support gun rights over gun control. 273 more words