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RT @PatrickSvitek: And three Dems voted for #SB29: Longoria, Moody and Raymond capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/Rec… #txlege twitter.com/PatrickSvitek/…
RT @PatrickSvitek: Counting 25 Republicans who voted against #SB29, with Geren PNV: capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/Rec… #txlege
The Texas House passed a religious liberty bill Monday that #LGBTQ advocates fear would license discrimination against their communities. #txlege bit.ly/2Qh1Ts2
RT @ShannonNajma: Update: #SB29 fails to pass the House — twitter.com/shannonnajma/s…
Here's how 25 key #txlege bills are faring, from @TexasTribune: apps.texastribune.org/features/2019/…
What is happening to the major bills of this Texas legislative session? Here's the latest. bit.ly/2Eloejk
A bill that's close to reaching the governor's desk looks like it was designed to boost Republican candidates at the ballot. Critics say the bill makes it easier for the Green Party but harder for Libertarian candidates to get on the ballot for 2020. bit.ly/2w6Rd5Y
RT @amanbatheja: A bill likely headed to the Texas Governor could scramble elections in 2020. Critics predict it will make it harder for L…
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RT @AliyyaSwaby: Read @emmaplatoff for a clear-eyed rundown of today's emotional debate on this bill, which is just a few steps away from b…
RT @vote4ina: I'm sitting down with @TexasTribune and @DiegoBernalTX to break down the 86th legislative session and its impact on San Anton…
6/6 @RepMattKrause said he made numerous changes he described as efforts to compromise. "There is nothing discriminatory in the language. … There is nothing discriminatory in the intent." #txlege #SB1978 Read more here. bit.ly/2WgDubk
5/ “It sends the message that Texas is not open and welcoming to all.” —@juliejohnsonTX #txlege #SB1978 bit.ly/2WgDubk
4/ “It’s been cloaked in religious freedom, but the genesis, the nexus of this bill, is in hatred.” —@CeliaIsrael #txlege #SB1978 bit.ly/2WgDubk
3/ But despite being significantly watered down, members of the @txlgbtqcaucus said the bill “perpetuates the rhetoric that leads to discrimination.” #txlege #SB1978 bit.ly/2WgDubk
2/ The bill prohibits government entities from punishing individuals or organizations for their “membership in, affiliation with, or contribution ... to a religious organization.” It largely codifies existing legal protections. #txlege #SB1978 bit.ly/2WgDubk
1/ The Texas House has tentatively passed a religious liberty bill that LGBTQ advocates fear would license discrimination against their communities. The vote came after tearful opposition from the Legislature’s first-ever LGBTQ Caucus. #txlege #SB1978 bit.ly/2WgDubk https://t.co/wArp2yrzw5
Another Central American migrant teenager has died while in the custody of the U.S. Border Patrol in the Rio Grande Valley. The death marks the fifth time in less than six months that a Central American child has died in the federal government’s custody. bit.ly/2WUW7Ph
Tick tock. Time is running out this #txlege session. Here’s a look at the status of 25 of the most notable bills in 2019. bit.ly/2Eloejk https://t.co/htyFOqyfwq
RT @emmaplatoff: As we approach a vote on the bill, members of the @txlgbtqcaucus are speaking against it, sharing personal stories. "Mem…
RT @bobbycblanchard: While speaking against #SB1978, @CeliaIsrael notes that she may be the first to quote @ladygaga on the #txlege House f…
“I’m tired of this.” — @CeliaIsrael Members of the @txlgbtqcaucus are speaking against #SB1978 in the #txlege House right now. #LGBTQ advocates have labeled the bill as divisive and discriminatory. Watch live. twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…
RT @emmaplatoff: Now @txlgbtqcaucus seeks to amend the bill with language that would protect LGBTQ communities from employment or governmen…
RT @emmaplatoff: .@RepMattKrause amends the bill on the floor to take out arguably its biggest piece: It would no longer empower the Texas…
A Point of Order on #SB1978 was overruled. Debate on the religious liberty bill that critics call potentially discriminatory is being laid out now in the Texas House. Proponents are calling the proposal the “Save Chick-fil-A Bill.” Watch here. #txlege twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…
Beto O’Rourke is adding a pair of seasoned strategists to his campaign, injecting a measure of establishment credibility. politi.co/2LTZqVN
The Texas House is set to debate a religious liberty bill that LGBTQ advocates have labeled as potentially discriminatory. Proponents are calling the proposal the “Save Chick-fil-A Bill.” #txlege #SB1978 twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…
RT @rdmurphy: My “END OF DAYS” countdown clock returns, may it haunt you all for the next seven days 😈 https://t.co/T7QWXlxrqP
Patients received medications that weren’t ordered by doctors. Objects were mistakenly left in patients after surgery. Ultrasound probes were reused without being property disinfected. A blistering report details safety lapses at St. Luke’s in Houston. bit.ly/2Qioc0s
The Texas House has passed what critics call the biggest threat to Planned Parenthood this session. Senate Bill 22 bars Texas governments from contracting with abortion providers or their affiliates — even for services like sexual health education. bit.ly/2w8P6P9
*ahem* We're nearing the end. The countdown clock is LIVE. #txlege texastribune.org https://t.co/npQXxB6ZX0
It is #txlege Hell Week. Are you ready? bit.ly/2EjvOe4
RT @alexazura: And SB9 did not make it onto Tuesday's calendar. #txlege twitter.com/alexazura/stat…
In the tiny town of Buffalo, Texas, the superintendent is also the school bus driver. It's not by choice. #txlege #txed bit.ly/2W933Lf
RT @PatrickSvitek: Texas Senate has gaveled in. "I want to thank the House for staying beyond midnight Friday" to pass bills, @DanPatrick s…
It has been a year since a shooter opened fire at Santa Fe High School, killing 10 people and wounding 13 others. Here is how Santa Fe rebuilt itself in the year since. #txlege bit.ly/2w4TuP9
Mexican shelter operators and immigration officials are trying to find space for people from nearly every continent who must wait in Mexico as they try to claim asylum in the U.S. bit.ly/2w5aoge
A 2½-year-old Guatemalan boy apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border died Tuesday night in El Paso after several weeks in the hospital. bit.ly/2Qah7iv
Texas used money from the Help America Vote Act to help pay for its botched voter roll review that jeopardized the voting rights of thousands of legitimate voters. #txlege bit.ly/2w7eftr
The Dallas-Houston high-speed rail project dodged a bullet this week when lawmakers hashing out the state budget released their decision to strike a provision that could have delayed the project. bit.ly/2LRRpk0
RT @evanasmith: Wait, so if we have the @TexasTribune Festival at @daveandbusters, you’ll finally come? #txlege twitter.com/GregAbbott_TX/…
MJ Hegar, who drew national attention last year with a viral campaign ad, is the most high-profile Democrat in the U.S. Senate race in Texas. But others are weighing whether to jump in after Joaquin Castro decided to bow out. bit.ly/2Q8HipD
RT @alexazura: Looks like SB9 did not make it onto Monday's House calendar. Last chance for the controversial election bill to be considere…
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke is acknowledging a need to reorient his 2-month-old campaign amid sagging poll numbers. bit.ly/2WNQ1Qp
11/11 O’Day says she’s happy with the progress to recovery her community is making. Read more here. bit.ly/2QbUF8I https://t.co/QFspAIzZaD
10/ Amid these politics, students like Kaitlyn Richards, one of the shooting survivors, have had to deal with grief and anxiety. bit.ly/2QbUF8I https://t.co/8Igdmf2o30
9/ But the proposals that have gained the most traction are #txlege bills that would arm more teachers under the state marshal program. bit.ly/2QbUF8I
8/ Gov. Abbott also laid out a school safety plan which included: + mental health screenings + arming more school staff + a few gun regulation measures like a “red flag” law for courts to seize guns from owners deemed an "imminent threat” bit.ly/2QbUF8I
7/ Lawmakers also wanted to help. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick donated metal detectors to Santa Fe High School. Gov. Greg Abbott hosted roundtable discussions with community members. bit.ly/2QbUF8I https://t.co/pZczuEQnfU
7/ Lawmakers also wanted to help. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick donated metal detectors to Santa Fe High School. Gov.Greg Abbott hosted roundtable discussions with community members on both sides of the gun debate. bit.ly/2QbUF8I https://t.co/U4IZn9c9Q5
6/ Donna Hayes, whose 16-year-old son survived the tragedy, said community members offered to help families with anything from cutting yards to making dinner. “People just wanted to help.” bit.ly/2QbUF8I
5/ The Santa Fe district set up an ongoing help hotline. The city helped create the Santa Fe Resiliency Center to help address the mental health and wellness needs of the community. bit.ly/2QbUF8I
4/ Mandy Jordan, a 2001 Santa Fe High graduate, pushed to turn a local 1.5-acre park into a therapeutic garden for those with PTSD. “The community has struggled over the past year, but I believe we continue to support one another." bit.ly/2QbUF8I
3/ Days after the shooting, O’Day helped set up the nonprofit Hearts United for Kindness to eliminate stigma around mental health. bit.ly/2QbUF8I
2/ Advocates have used the massacre to push for stricter gun laws. Lawmakers are working to pass a sweeping school safety bill by the end of the #txlege session. But O’Day and other Santa Fe residents are more focused on rebuilding their community. bit.ly/2QbUF8I https://t.co/3MX6LriPgm
1/ A year ago today, Annabelle O’Day heard an alarm go off during her class at #SantaFe High School. Her teacher told her to run. FBI and SWAT cars circled the school. A shooter had opened fire, killing 10 people and wounding 13 others. #txed #SantaFe bit.ly/2QbUF8I https://t.co/cuzCLqw13I
ICYMI: Democratic presidential contender Julián Castro released an education plan Monday that would create a national pre-K program and get rid of tuition for public colleges. bit.ly/2WSpkds
Texas House passes Senate bill to ensure "free speech" on college campuses. #txlege texastribune.org/2019/05/17/tex… via @TexasTribune
The Texas House tentatively approved a bill Friday evening that would require public colleges and universities across the state to come up with more uniform policies on free speech. #txlege bit.ly/2WYROCg
The Texas House has passed a bill that critics call the biggest threat to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers and their affiliates this #txlege session. New @TwitterMoments. #SB22 twitter.com/i/moments/1129…
The Texas House has advanced a bill banning cities from partnering with Planned Parenthood on any services. #txlege #SB22 bit.ly/2LPjJ6N https://t.co/oF8jyLYGg0
The bill comes as states across the country are considering a range of abortion restrictions. Read more here. #txlege #SB22 bit.ly/2Qb2HOM
The Texas House must vote on the bill one more time. Then, the legislation will head back to the Texas Senate because it was amended. If the change to the bill is accepted there, it will be then sent to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk. #txlege #SB22 bit.ly/2Qb2HOM
The bill also clarifies that #SB22 doesn’t restrict a city or county from prohibiting abortion. #txlege #SB22 bit.ly/2Qb2HOM
Abortion rights advocates fear that the bill could even prohibit privately funded programs held on government property, like pop-up sexual health education booths at community colleges. #txlege #SB22 bit.ly/2Qb2HOM
Abortion advocates fear that the bill could even prohibit privately funded programs held on government property, like pop-up sexual health education booths at community colleges. #txlege #SB22 bit.ly/2Qb2HOM
It would also bar a transfer of goods or services and any transactions that offers an abortion provider “something of value derived from state or local tax revenue.” #txlege #SB22 bit.ly/2Qb2HOM
The bill means local governments would no longer be able to partner with abortion providers or their affiliates — even for services like sexual health education and pregnancy prevention initiatives. #txlege #SB22 bit.ly/2Qb2HOM
Breaking: The Texas House has tentatively passed a bill that will ban cities from partnering with abortion providers on any service. Critics call the bill the biggest threat to Planned Parenthood this year. Check back later at texastribune.org for more. #txlege #SB22
RT @arya_sundaram: #SB22 -- which would prevent local governments from partnering with abortion providers, even for non-abortion services -…
State. Rep. Ramos is offering an amendment that would provide for an exception for counties with high rates of teen pregnancy. As she does, she shares her own story of being a teen mom. "I didn't know how I was going to eat the next day." #txlege #SB22 twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…
Many thanks to @rgibbs for hosting a great day of interviews with @TexasTribune pros! Proud of our distinguished #txst alums @amwaldrup @jordanv @akw_tx @Opthomasprime_ . And much love to @evanasmith! https://t.co/Fp269iu5sg
Texas lawmakers are back considering a bill right now that would prohibit state and local governments from partnering with agencies that perform abortions. That’s even if cities partner on services that have nothing to do with abortion. #txlege #SB22 twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…
Our #txlege stream will be back in a few moments. twitter.com/TexasTribune/s…
The Texas Senate approved a bill Friday that would allow handgun owners to carry their concealed firearms without a license for up to 48 hours when leaving an area due to a mandatory evacuation order. #txlege bit.ly/2WQEJLs
Just two weeks after U.S. Border Patrol agents began housing asylum-seeking migrants in a new tent facility in Donna, the agency announced Friday it had reached capacity and the agency will construct four additional temporary facilities. bit.ly/2M5UgGv
5/5 Watch the livestream here. There are several dozen amendments proposed but the House lawmaker sponsoring #SB22 has said she will oppose all of them. twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…
4/ Advocates also point to the fact that many of the services agencies like Planned Parenthood offer have nothing to do with abortion. Planned Parenthood of South Texas had 33,918 visits to their clinics in 2017, and only 5% were related to abortion services. #txlege #SB22
3/ Abortion rights advocates have railed against the bill as an attack on local control. #txlege #SB22
2/ #SB22 would terminate what conservatives call “sweetheart rent deals," which is just one of the ways local governments partner with abortion providers. One example: Planned Parenthood’s $1-per-year rental agreement with the city of Austin. #txlege
1/ Texas lawmakers are considering a bill right now that would prohibit local governments from partnering with agencies that perform abortions. That’s even if cities partner on services that have nothing to do with abortion. #txlege #SB22 twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…
Migrants from nearly every continent are crowding Mexico as they wait to claim asylum in the U.S. Mexican shelter operators and officials say pressure is mounting as new U.S. immigration policies take hold. bit.ly/2LQXwFu
RT @arya_sundaram: Today the #txlege will debate one of biggest anti-abortion bills this session. #SB22 would prevent local governments fro…
The Texas House passed a bill this week that would make it a crime for a fertility doctor to inseminate a patient without her consent. #txlege bit.ly/2EdQ7da
RT @forrestmilburn: 1/ When it comes to school finance, there’s a ton of coverage quoting policy + #txlege insiders. But what about teache…
RT @Ruby_Blum_: If you’re not watching @TexasTribune live feeds and accompanying discussion of “big” bills, you’re missing out on the full…
RT @shiying_cheng: One of my favorite things about working @TexasTribune is definite the guac Friday prepared by @ATXjj!! 🥑🥑 https://t.co/5…
The Texas House is considering a bill that would ban local governments from partnering with Planned Parenthood. Watch live here. #txlege #SB22 twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…
RT @ShannonNajma: The #txlege's budget conference committee seems to side with the House on $$ for the @TTUSystem's vet school 🎴 — https:…
RT @ewaltersTX: How big of a raise will teachers get, for example? We still don't know. Waiting on behind-the-scenes negotiations over the…
RT @ewaltersTX: House and Senate lawmakers are laying out a final version of their budget, but many big-ticket items (school finance / prop…
Texas lawmakers have sent a bill to @GregAbbott_TX that would eventually outlaw red-light cameras. #txlege bit.ly/2WYpfVy
Nearly two years after Hurricane Harvey ravaged the Texas coast, the Texas House approved legislation Thursday that would pull more than $3 billion from the state's rainy day fund to help pay for flood control projects. #txlege bit.ly/2Eg5v8R
The Texas Senate approved a bill Thursday that would impose criminal penalties on doctors who fail to treat babies born alive after failed abortion attempts. #txlege bit.ly/2WND5KF
Texas is considering a bill that would ban local governments from partnering with Planned Parenthood. Watch live here. #txlege #SB22 twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…
In the tiny town of Buffalo, Texas, the superintendent is also the school bus driver. It's not by choice. bit.ly/2Q9M46r
The Texas House Elections Committee on Friday voted to advance a controversial election bill — #SB9. This sets up a race to get the bill onto the full chamber’s agenda ahead of bill-killing deadlines that start this weekend. #txlege bit.ly/2LSLpYn
Texans in Congress have been urging the Trump administration for over a year to release billions in long-awaited disaster relief funding. Now, lawmakers are taking more aggressive measures. bit.ly/2WLhxOM
8/8 Longview ISD built eight schools, renovated three others, razed several school buildings and upgraded technology across the district. Keep reading here: bit.ly/2BEzw0U https://t.co/MLDoJqYCtg
7/ A turning point came when the board gave voters a $266.9 million bond to finance a massive overhaul of the district’s schools. It passed by fewer than 20 votes. That was in 2008 — decades after the court order. bit.ly/2BEzw0U
6/ Local leaders say Longview ISD has made progress. After all, a judge lifted the desegregation court order this June. But can Longview continue to improve without federal oversight? bit.ly/2BEzw0U
5/ Longview ISD has struggled with a new challenge that the judge couldn’t have foreseen many years ago: Adequately providing a burgeoning group of Hispanic students with crucial services they need to learn English. bit.ly/2BEzw0U https://t.co/dUSb7wlWtL
4/ Longview’s class of 2016 — for example — saw 43 percent of white students scoring college ready on SAT and ACT exams, compared with just 2 percent and 3 percent of black and Hispanic students. bit.ly/2BEzw0U
 
 
 
 
 
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