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House plugs big shortfall in retired Texas teacher fund

AUSTIN (AP) — A massive looming shortfall in Texas’ health insurance program for retired teachers is getting plugged through an emergency spending bill moving toward the desk of Gov. 108 more words

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Following 18-Hour Debate, Texas Budget Battle Has Only Begun

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – The budget plan bursts with big wins for Texas Republicans: more border security dollars, room for tax cuts and new jabs at abortion providers. 607 more words

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Microbrewery Laws Being Considered Nationwide

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Lawmakers around the country have been taking up various bills that cater to the growing microbrewery industry. Here are some of the efforts: 649 more words

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Child advocates rally at Capitol for resources

AUSTIN (KXAN) – Lawmakers at the state Capitol are deciding how to spend your tax dollars to help children under the Department of Family and Protective Services.  264 more words

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A look at microbrewery laws being considered nationwide

Lawmakers around the country have been taking up various bills that cater to the growing microbrewery industry. Here are some of the efforts:

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Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill Tuesday that allows microbreweries to make up to 6.2 million gallons of beer per year, removing the old limit of 1.2 million gallons. 612 more words

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Nearly 18-hour debate about tax dollars at Capitol

AUSTIN (KXAN) — State lawmakers worked through the night in a marathon debate about your tax dollars. We are talking about the largest budget in state history: 286 more words

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Plan to decriminalize truancy headed for full Texas Senate

AUSTIN (AP) — A Texas Senate panel has approved a bill to decriminalize truancy, advancing it after hearing an endorsement from the state’s Supreme Court chief justice. 118 more words

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