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Barbara Jordan speaks at the 1992 Democratic Convention

Jordan taught political science at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama for a year.[7] In 1960, she returned to Houston, passed the bar and started a private law practice. 231 more words

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Bathroom Bill Fails In Special Session As House Adjourns

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas version of a North Carolina-style “bathroom bill” targeting transgender people again sputtered out Tuesday, leaving Republican Gov. Greg Abbott with little path forward this year over what became one of the most divisive measures in any U.S. 605 more words

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Texas Senate Advances Scaled-Back School Finance Plan

AUSTIN (AP) — The Texas Senate has advanced a once-sweeping school finance plan, but only after scaling it back so much that it will only offer about $500 million in extra funding for some school districts statewide and teacher retirement. 108 more words

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Texas House Votes To Restrict Insurance Coverage Of Abortion

AUSTIN (AP) – The Texas House has given preliminary approval to a bill requiring women to purchase separate insurance policies for coverage of abortions, except during medical emergencies. 125 more words

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Texas House OKs School Finance Fix Amid Senate Uncertainty

AUSTIN (AP) – The Texas House has again approved a sweeping, $1.6 billion plan to begin overhauling the state’s troubled school finance system.

Republican Rep. Dan Huberty’s proposal increases per-pupil funding while offering extra money for school transportation and educating dyslexic students. 94 more words

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Senate OKs Texting While Driving Ban Pre-Empting Local Rules

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Senate has approved a beefed-up texting while driving ban that pre-empts existing ordinances against distracted driving in 45 cities statewide. 145 more words

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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

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