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Senate panel approved a measure Tuesday to create higher standards for abortion clinics.
Opponents called the proposal a “backdoor abortion ban” that would close more than 80 percent of Texas clinics.

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Friday Night Lights actor Kyle Chandler and his daughter led supporters Thursday in pitching legislation to protect sharks, exotic pets and shelter animals.

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Legislators who  want to allow guns on college campuses clashed Thursday with a law officer who said doing so would only create confusion.

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As some states are tightening limits on guns after the Connecticut elementary school shootings, Texas is pushing back in the other direction.

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Senate Finance Committee approves $195.5 billion budget Wednesday that begins a slow march back from education cuts and gives new attention to mentally ill

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Senate Finance agrees to whopping 17% increase in mental health, addiction funding.

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Speaker Joe Straus said Thursday that Texas urgently needs to come up with a plan for overhauling Medicaid that it can propose to President Barack Obama’s administration.

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Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst filed a lawsuit Thursday against his one-time campaign manager seeking recovery of more than $2 million that Dewhurst claims was stolen from his state and federal political accounts over the past five years.

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Nearly a dozen former House members who lost their re-election bids or opted not to run again roam the Capitol wielding a different kind of clout — as well-connected Texas lobbyists, often for big-money clients.
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