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Texas Senate Approves Ending Public Payroll Union Deductions

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AUSTIN (AP) — The Texas Senate has given preliminary approval to ending voluntary payroll deductions of union dues from state and public employee paychecks. 128 more words

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Texas Senate OKs 'Fetal Remains' Bill Despite Court Case

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AUSTIN (AP) — The Texas Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill mandating burial or cremation of fetal remains from abortions and miscarriages, even though a federal judge already blocked an existing state rule requiring the same thing. 111 more words

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Texas Senate OKs Revisions To Voter ID Law

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AUSTIN (AP) – The Texas Senate on Monday approved key modifications to the state’s strictest-in-the-nation voter ID law, incorporating some changes ordered after federal courts previously found it discriminatory. 456 more words

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Texas Senate Bans Some Insurance Coverage Of Abortion

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AUSTIN (AP) — The Texas Senate has approved a bill prohibiting coverage of abortion by some health insurance plans in Texas — despite similar efforts stalling previously. 109 more words

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Bill Increasing Court Security Heads To Full Texas Senate

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AUSTIN (AP) — A bill providing extra security for judges and other court officials is headed to the full Texas Senate. 131 more words

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Texas Senate OKs Plan To Slow Local Property Tax Increases

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AUSTIN (AP) — The Texas Senate has approved a plan designed to slow the increase of local property taxes as Republicans scramble to deliver on fiscally conservative promises despite a state budget crunch. 115 more words

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Bill To Curb 'Wrongful Birth' Lawsuits Heads To Texas House

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AUSTIN (AP) — The Texas Senate has given final approval to a so-called “wrongful birth” bill seeking to prevent parents from suing doctors for malpractice after their child is born with severe disabilities. 116 more words

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