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4:46 pm
Thu June 11, 2015

Abbott Signs Law Protecting Pastors Who Oppose Same-Sex Marriages

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Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a bill that legally protects Texas pastors who don’t want to perform same-sex marriages. Texas Public Radio’s Ryan Poppe reports some ministers say this is a protection ministers already have.


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Texas Legislature
9:22 am
Wed June 10, 2015

Governor Abbott Signs A String Of Border Security Bills Into Law

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Governor Greg Abbott has signed into law a handful of bills that provide record-level spending on a state-led effort to provide more security along the Texas-Mexico border.   Texas Public Radio’s Ryan Poppe reports.  


 

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Texas Legislature
4:03 pm
Tue June 9, 2015

Abbott Signs Bill that Tackles Ammonium Nitrate Storage

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Texas will now require facilities that hold ammonium nitrate to meet new requirements, in a move legislators believe will prevent events like the deadly explosion in the city of West 2 years ago. 


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Texas News
4:32 pm
Mon June 8, 2015

Data Shows Property Taxes On The Rise Despite Legislative Tax Relief

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Skyrocketing appraisal rates in some of the state’s most populated counties may result in homeowners actually paying more this year, despite efforts by the Legislature.  Texas Public Radio’s Ryan Poppe has more on the story.


 

 

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Texas Legislature
4:32 pm
Mon June 1, 2015

Campus Carry Passes Over Weekend

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After years of failed attempts, the Texas Legislature has passed a bill that will allow Texans with a concealed carry permit to bring their handgun onto public college campuses. KUT’s Ben Philpott reports.


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