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On Sine Die, Jonathan `Kill Bill' Stickland takes credit for 'bad bills' that died

Happy Sine Die Austin:

Having finished its business – or not  – the House and Senate on the last day of the 140-day session, generally devote themselves to thanking their staffs, thanking each other, a literal floor fight, and various groupings of legislators honoring the most outstanding legislator from among their ranks. 4,414 more words


Protesters fill Capitol, chanting against sanctuary city legislation

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Hundreds of protesters packed the Capitol rotunda Monday, chanting against the already-passed Senate Bill 4, which bans sanctuary cities in the state. 292 more words


Are 140 Days Enough? Abbott Delays Special Session Decision

AUSTIN (AP) — Governor Greg Abbott says he won’t make a decision until later this week on whether to call state lawmakers back to work as their 140-day legislation session ends Monday. 122 more words


Gov. Abbott signs ridesharing bill, paving way for Uber, Lyft to return to Austin

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Gov. Abbott signed House Bill 100 into law Monday morning, clearing the road for ride-sharing giants Uber and Lyft to return to Austin. 253 more words


Texas 'Bathroom Bill' Near Collapse Over GOP Standoff

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A proposed Texas “bathroom bill” targeting transgender people neared collapse Friday over a deadlock between Republicans heeding warnings from big businesses and sports leagues — including Google and the NFL — and social conservatives who drive the state’s political agenda. 547 more words


Texas OKs Requiring Schools To Teach Sex Abuse Prevention

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas children as young as 5 years old could soon be taught how to better ward off sex abuse.

The state Legislature has approved a requirement for all public schools to provide sexual abuse prevention training to students. 112 more words