Texas Legislature

Texas Legislature
4:32 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

Legislative Look Ahead


There's just one week in the current Texas legislative session. KUT's Ben Philpott has this guide to what's coming up as lawmakers rush to complete their work. 

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Texas Legislature
4:56 pm
Fri May 15, 2015

Texas House Kills Off Bills During 15-hour Session


The Texas House hit the one of the most important deadlines in a Legislative session last night: The deadline for initial approval of a House bill. 

The 15-hour fight leading up to the midnight cut-off had some Republicans trying to race through a stack of bills, trying to get to one that would have further restricted same-sex marriage. While Democrats went out of their way to run out the clock by prolonging the debate on each and every bill. KUT’s Ben Philpott reports.

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Texas Legislature
9:32 am
Wed April 22, 2015

Senate Passes So-Called “School Voucher” Bill

Senate Bill 4 Passed out of the Texas Senate on a 18 to 12 vote.
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A bill that would allow businesses to fund students’ education at a private school passed out of the Texas Senate. Texas Public Radio’s Ryan Poppe reports that although the bill’s author says his legislation creates a scholarship program, others in the senate call it a public school voucher bill


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Local District Says Bill Addresses Non-Issue
5:23 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

Senate Bill 6 Would Change How State "Grades" Public School

The Senate Passed SB 6 at the end of March

Senate Bill 6 passed the Senate at the end of March. And if made law, the bill would change how a school is graded. 

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Texas Legislature
4:32 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

House Republicans Announce $4.7 Billion Tax Relief Plan

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House Republicans have announced details of their plan to provide $4.7-billion in tax relief this session. Texas Public Radio’s Ryan Poppe reports budget writers say their plan, unlike the Senate’s, will benefit every Texas family without threatening the state spending cap.


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