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This session's biggest mental health bill got killed on a technicality — then resurrected

A major mental health bill prioritized by the state's top leaders as a way to help prevent school shootings was partially revived late Tuesday night hours after it appeared to have been abruptly killed...

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Texas Senate passes bill to kill program that critics say can trap poor people in a cycle of debt

Texas may finally kill the widely unpopular Driver Responsibility Program, which critics say leaves low-income drivers with costly bills and without their licenses. A bill to end the program …

Some lawmakers want Texas to release vaccine opt-out rates for each school, not just for districts

As confirmed measles cases around the country hit the highest number since 2000 — including more than a dozen confirmed cases in Texas — state lawmakers are considering whether parents should …

“Guns and safety aren’t synonymous for us”: Some black Texans fear plans to arm more teachers

Ahmir Johnson knows what can happen when people who look like him get in law enforcement’s crosshairs. The senior at Round Rock High School recalled hearing stories earlier this year of …

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says Senate won't pass bill to lower penalties for marijuana

Less than 24 hours after the Texas House gave preliminary approval to a bill reducing the criminal penalties for Texans found to possess small amounts of marijuana, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick declared …

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Islamic State claims it was behind Sri Lanka bombings

The men who rented the green, four-room bungalow along a quiet lane in a Colombo suburb took pains to avoid their neighbors. They ordered takeout, never went to the local mosque …

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