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Julian Gill
Bill aims to shield elderly from fraud

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.

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Jim Malewitz
Panel clears voter ID measure

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.

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Paredes: Higher ed funding must be rethought

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Lauren McGaughy

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.