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Bill aims to shield elderly from fraud
A Denton County lawmaker is taking steps to protect senior citizens from financial exploitation, a problem that social service organizations and police departments across the state deal with on a regular basis.
Patrick raises profile with media as session heats up
New bill could chip away at HB40
Panel clears voter ID measure
A Texas Senate panel cleared legislation Monday that would overhaul the state's voter identification rules, an effort to comply with court rulings that the current law discriminates against black and Latino voters.
Legislative hearing scheduled for statewide ban on texting and driving
The House Committee on Transportation scheduled a hearing Thursday for HB 62, which would ban texting while driving statewide.
‘Sanctuary city’ bill, budget come into focus in Legislature
AUSTIN -- A bill that Republicans say would crackdown on so-called "sanctuary cities" in Texas is inching toward Gov. Greg Abbott's desk, and time is running out for opponents hoping to weaken the impact.
Paredes: Higher ed funding must be rethought
Texas must completely revamp how it funds higher education, particularly financial aid going to the state's neediest students, if it wants to meet its long-term goals, the higher education chief said Tuesday.