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Texas Legislature
4:32 pm
Wed April 1, 2015

In The Wee Hours Of The Morning, The Texas House Passes Its Budget

The Texas House ended an 18-hour marathon budget debate Wednesday morning
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The Texas House wrangled over the next two-year state budget from noon Tuesday until just before 6 Wednesday morning.   Texas Public Radio’s Ryan Poppe reports they’re preparing to adopt the largest budget in state history

 


 

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Law
4:12 pm
Wed April 1, 2015

Sen. Robert Menendez Indicted On Corruption Charges

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Politics
4:12 pm
Wed April 1, 2015

Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Law Differs From Other States

Nineteen other states have religious freedom laws, and there's even a federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Garrett Epps, professor of law at the University of Baltimore, who wrote about what separates Indiana's legislation from the others for The Atlantic.

Politics
4:12 pm
Wed April 1, 2015

Arkansas Governor Asks Legislators To Revisit 'Religious Freedom' Bill

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson told state lawmakers Wednesday they should either amend or recall a bill that's dubbed a "religious freedom" measure. The governor changed his stance after the business community and gay rights activists complained about the measure.

Shots - Health News
3:35 pm
Wed April 1, 2015

Trading Walkathons For Ice Buckets, Charities Try To Hold On To Donors

A big crowd turned out for the March of Dimes walkathon in Gainesville in early March. But overall, the March of Dimes' March for Babies raised $3.5 million less in 2014 than it did the year before.
Elizabeth Hamilton Gainesville Sun/Landov

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 4:12 pm

Springtime means outdoor charity events, and there are plenty to choose from.

You can walk, run, bike, swim or even roll around in the mud to raise money for a cause. But some of the bigger, more established events aren't doing as well as they used to, and charities are trying to adjust.

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