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Billboard draws attention to low graduation rates

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Your son or daughter enrolls in college. So far, so good.  But years and years later that child still hasn’t graduated. That’s a problem. 277 more words


Texting ban needs to occur

So, I ran into state Rep. Four Price’s mother-in-law this week.

She told me Price, R-Amarillo, is in Austin “prefiling legislation” in advance of the next Texas Legislature, which convenes in January. 243 more words

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Texas lawmaker seeks to boost minimum wage

AUSTIN (KXAN) – We all want to get paid enough to get by and make ends meet. But a Texas lawmaker thinks the state’s minimum wage of $7.25 is too low. 309 more words


Drug Tests, Texting Bans On 1st Day Of Bill Filing

AUSTIN (AP) – Drug testing for welfare recipients and another crack at a statewide texting-while-driving ban are among bills lawmakers are filing ahead of the first legislative session under Gov.-elect Greg Abbott. 197 more words


Texting while driving in Texas would be banned by bill

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A new bill seeks to ban texting while driving in the state of Texas. Rep. Tom Craddick (Midland) filed the Alex Brown Memorial Act Monday morning saying the state-wide ban would solve confusion created by the “patchwork of local ordinances that confuses drives.” 320 more words


Bill filing begins Monday for 2015 session

AUSTIN (KXAN) – Lawmakers may file legislation today through Friday, March 13, 2015. Those filed first are often the most high profile and get a lot of attention since they’re in the single digit and might get tackled first (Though, there are no assurances as to how they will be placed on the calendar). 211 more words


Texas Universities Seeking Billions For Construction

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Several Texas universities are seeking money from the Legislature to build and update facilities on their campuses.

Among the colleges hoping to receive funding for bonds from state lawmakers are Texas State University, the University of Texas and Texas A&M University. 312 more words