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Texas Senate advances bill to restrict how race, nation's history is taught in schools

While the Texas Legislature remains embroiled in a battle over election laws, Republican senators have advanced a bill that would reshape how social studies teachers can discuss race and current events in their classrooms.
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United States: Texas Legislature Passes HB 19, Transportation Industry Breathes Sigh Of Relief - Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

Transportation industry insiders have known for quite some time that the industry has been in crisis and under immense pressure.
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Texas Democrats descend on US Capitol to lobby lawmakers on voting rights legislation

More than 50 Democratic members of the Texas Legislature went to Washington Tuesday to push for passage of federal voting rights bills.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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What's in the GOP voting bills that Texas Democrats fled their state to block

Supporters gather on the street as Democrats from the Texas Legislature arrive by bus to board a private plane headed for Washington, D.C., Monday, July 12, 2021, in Austin, Texas. AP Photo/Eric Gay Democrats in the Texas legislature left the state to stop two voting bills in a special session. House Bill 3 and Senate Bill 1 limit the ways that local officials expanded voting in 2020. They also include new regulations for absentee voting and protections for poll watchers. See more storie...
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Texas Democrats leave state to try to stop GOP voting bill

By PAUL J. WEBER AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrats in the Texas Legislature on Monday bolted for Washington, D.C., and said they were ready to remain there for weeks in a second revolt against a GOP overhaul of election laws, forcing a dramatic new showdown over voting rights in America. Private planes carrying a large group of Democrats took off from an airport in Austin, skipping town just days before the Texas House of Representatives was expected to take up sweeping new voting restrictions in a...
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Texas Democrats Leaving State to Try to Stop GOP Voting Bill

Democrats in the Texas Legislature have begun bolting for Washington, D.
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Democrats in Texas Legislature Leave Austin to Try to Stop Passage of GOP Voting Law, Take off on Plane for Washington

Democrats in Texas Legislature leave Austin to try to stop passage of GOP voting law, take off on plane for Washington.
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Texas Democrats Leaving State to Stop GOP Voting Bill

Democrats in the Texas Legislature leaving the state in another revolt against a GOP overhaul of election laws.
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Texas Democrats Plan to Leave State to Stop GOP Voting Bill

Democrats in the Texas Legislature are planning to leave the state in another revolt against a GOP overhaul of election laws.
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AP Source: Democrats in the Texas Legislature Planning to Leave State in Effort Stop GOP From Passing New Voting Laws

AP source: Democrats in the Texas Legislature planning to leave state in effort stop GOP from passing new voting laws.
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Hundreds of Texans line up to testify on GOP voting bill

The Texas Legislature is considering the restrictive measure in overlapping committee hearings expected to go into the night.
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Texas Legislature to Take up Voting Limits, Other Measures in Special Session

By Julia Harte(Reuters) - Texas lawmakers will kick off a special session on Thursday to consider a range of Republican-backed measures, including...
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United States: Texas Legislature Expands Employee Protection For Sexual Harassment Claims - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart

Effective September 1, 2021, any employer that employs "one or more employees" or that "acts directly in the interests of an employer in relation to an employee"...
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Texan voters unsure if state can tackle power grid issues

Texan voters prioritize weatherization and winterization of the electric grid in the latest survey from the UH Hobby School of Public Affairs. However, voters doubt the Texas Legislature and Governor can effectively execute policy supporting this.
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Top Texas Democrat slams 'out of control' governor in fight over restrictive voting bill

The top Democratic Party official in Texas on Wednesday blasted Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's recent decisions to veto a portion of the state budget that funds the Texas Legislature and to convene a special legislative session next month, calling the moves "beyond shameful" as the party squares off with the governor over a slew of voting restrictions.
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FINALLY, REAL PROGRESS

Texas Legislature Designates Official State Mushroom (Thanks to MOTW)
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United States: Texas Legislature Passes Important Trucking Legislation To Help Level The Playing Field And Curb Exploding Verdicts - Kane Russell Coleman Logan

Over the past decade, trucking companies in Texas courts have been subject to a significant rise in large verdicts due to techniques from plaintiffs' attorneys, including the reptile theory...
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a new state budget that defunds the entire state legislature

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott vetoed Article X of the state budget, effectively defunding the entire legislature. Eric Gay/AP Texas Gov. Greg Abbott defunded the state legislature while signing the state budget on Friday. Abbott made the decision after Democrats staged a walkout in May to prevent restrictive voting legislation from passing. Texas legislator pay is written into the state constitution, so legislative staffers will be most affected. See more stories on Insider's business page. T...
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Gov. Greg Abbott vetoes funding for Texas Legislature and its staff as punishment for Democrats' walkout on elections bill

The governor’s move comes after Democrats walked out of the House in the final days of the regular legislative session to block passage...
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Functional life sentence finally becomes actual life (with eligibility for parole) sentence for person serving longest on death row

Because I love sports statistics and trivia (especially baseball, of course), I cannot avoid being intrigued by records and data even in the much-less-fun world of sentencing.  Consequently, this AP story caught my eye this morning under the headline, "Longest serving death row inmate in US resentenced to life."  Unsurprisingly, the story behind the statistic is fascinating:  The longest serving death row inmate in the U.S. was resentenced to life in prison on Wednesday after prosecutors in Tex...
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United States: Texas Passes Bill Establishing "Wall Of Shame" For Data Breaches - McGuireWoods LLP

On May 31, 2021, the Texas Legislature approved House Bill 3746, which seeks to amend the Texas Business and Commerce Code § 521.053 relating to certain notifications required following a breach of ...
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New TX homeless ban creates unfunded mandates for cities: Costs downplayed during #txlege process but cities must foot bill to store homeless belongings and can't limit arrests to ↓ costs

A Joint Memo From the Unintended Consequences and Unfunded Mandates Departments: Now that the Texas Legislature has passed HB 1925 criminalizing homelessness (or more specifically, criminalizing cooking or sleeping under a blanket outside), cities must figure out how to implement the new law, which restricts their ability to limit arrests through policy. Here's the catch: The statute requires police who arrest homeless people under this statute to take custody of their belongings and store ...
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Inside the Texas Legislature

Why did lawmakers in a state growing less Republican embark on the most ultraconservative legislative session in modern memory?
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The Texas governor said he plans to strip the Legislature's pay after Democrats staged a walkout to prevent restrictive voting laws from passing

Gov. Greg Abbott speaks in Dallas in 2018. Sue Ogrocki/AP Texas Dems walked out of the chamber Sunday, preventing a restrictive elections bill from passing. Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday he would defund the legislative branch after the walkout. Abbott is expected to call a special session to address redistricting and the voting legislation. See more stories on Insider's business page. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott declared in a tweet on Monday that he would suspend the pay of the Texas Legisla...
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Texas GOP's Strict Voting Bill on the Verge of Final Vote

The Texas Legislature is on the verge of signing off on some of the most restrictive voting measures in the U.S. A vote was expected Sunday in the GOP-controlled Texas House that would send Republican Gov. Greg Abbott a raft of election changes that would eliminate drive-thru voting and empower partisan poll watchers.
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Democratic lawmaker calls Texas voting bill 'shameful'

New York Rep. Hakeem Jeffries on Sunday criticized the restrictive voting bill moving through the Texas Legislature as "shameful," saying the legislation and efforts from Republicans in other states to impose strict election measures amount to a "voter suppression epidemic."
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Democratic rep. on Texas voting bill: 'shameful'

New York Rep. Hakeem Jeffries on Sunday criticized the restrictive voting bill moving through the Texas Legislature as "shameful," saying the legislation and efforts from Republicans in other states to impose strict election measures amount to a "voter suppression epidemic."
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Democratic lawmaker calls Texas voting bill 'shameful' and says GOP wants to make it 'easier to steal an election'

New York Rep. Hakeem Jeffries on Sunday criticized the restrictive voting bill moving through the Texas Legislature as "shameful," saying the legislation and efforts from Republicans in other states to impose strict election measures amount to a "voter suppression epidemic."
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Texas Legislature Close to Approving Measure to Make Voting More Difficult

(Reuters) - The Texas Legislature on Sunday moved closer to approving a sweeping bill that curtails voting opportunities in the country's second...
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A sweeping new GOP voting restriction bill in Texas is an 'assault on democracy' and 'un-American,' says President Biden

US President Joe Biden speaks on the economy at Cuyahoga Community College Manufacturing Technology Center, on May 27, 2021, in Cleveland, Ohio. Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images President Joe Biden characterized a new voting restriction bill in Texas as an "assault on democracy." GOP-backed voting bills, said Biden, are "disproportionately targeting Black and Brown Americans." The bill finalized by lawmakers in Texas restricts the times and methods voters ...
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