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Texas Senate OKs 'Bathroom Bill'

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas version of a North Carolina-style “bathroom bill” passed the state Senate on Tuesday over opposition from police and major corporations, but still faces an uncertain path to becoming law. 672 more words


Texas Senate initially passes 'bathroom bill' in 21-10 vote

AUSTIN (Nexstar) — After hours of discussion, the Texas Senate passed Senate Bill 3, also known as the “bathroom bill,” in an initial 21-10 vote, Tuesday. 389 more words


Child therapy providers blame rate cuts for dropped patients

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The day news broke that a Hill Country child therapy provider announced they will drop 375 of their patients, several lawmakers began the process to restore budget cuts that caused the loss in service. 490 more words


Police chiefs from all over Texas speak out against 'bathroom bills'

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Police chiefs from all over Texas are gathered at the capitol to speak out against the so-called “bathroom bills.”

The news conference featured sexual assault experts and survivors, as well as school superintendents who believe the bills being pushed by Republican legislators are “unnecessary and discriminatory legislation.” Austin Chief of Police Brian Manley joined his former boss, current Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo, at the event. 116 more words


Summer session: On bathrooms, Boy Scouts, Trump, Abbott, Patrick, Straus and McRaven

Good day Austin:

Since he launched his candidacy for re-election on July 14, and the start of the special session four days later, Gov. Greg Abbott has been doing a lot of radio and TV interviews from Austin with stations across the state. 5,380 more words


Texas Senate OKs school vouchers amid House opposition

AUSTIN (AP) — The Texas Senate has preliminarily approved a bill offering taxpayer-funded vouchers that allow some special education students to leave public schools for private alternatives. 103 more words