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This is your political report for February 15, 2019.
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Houston Chronicle
Dozens of Texas lawmakers back anti-abortion ‘heartbeat bill’
...focusing on education, politics, social issues and the courts. She previously covered the Tennessee legislature and local education for the Nashville Scene where she was news editor. She also wrote for the Nashville...
02/15/2019 Online
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Houston Chronicle
Cornyn faces new threats in 2020 re-election bid
...Democrats narrow that gap in statewide elections, culminating with Beto O’Rourke’s loss to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in November by less than three percentage points.

Only four years earlier, in the state’s last...
02/15/2019 Online
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Houston Chronicle
Business community needs accurate Census Bureau data, must push for maximum participation
...California has set aside $90 million, but Gov. Greg Abbott has yet to form a committee. The Texas Legislature has yet to appropriate any funds.

"We’re not talking just about poor people losing services. We’re...
02/15/2019 Online
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Brownsville Herald
Funding legislation would spare refuges, local lawmakers opposed to any new wall
Posted: Friday, February 15, 2019 4:00 am

Funding legislation would spare refuges, local lawmakers opposed to any new wall By Mark Reagan Staff Writer Brownsville Herald


Bipartisan legislation to fund...
02/15/2019 Online
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KSAT ABC 12 San Antonio
Make El Chapo pay for a border wall? Don't count on it
...hasn’t stopped conservatives from injecting border-wall politics into the El Chapo case. Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas promises to reintroduce a bill named after El Chapo that would require money seized from...
02/15/2019 Online
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Brazoria County Facts
Texas secretary of state apologizes for how he rolled out voter citizenship review. But he still supports the effort.
...on the rolls on a Friday afternoon, and it was quickly amplified by top Republicans, including Gov. Greg Abbott and President Donald Trump, who made unsubstantiated or false claims of illegal activity and...
02/15/2019 Online
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University Texas Daily Texan
Online voter registration could increase accessibility, cut cost for Texas, Travis County
...Published on February 15, 2019 at 12:43 am
By Katie Balevic


Seven bills have been filed in the Texas Legislature to implement electronic voter registration, which would allow citizens to register to vote online...
02/15/2019 Online
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Lufkin Daily News
EDITORIAL: Indian Gaming: Lawmaker again files legislation that would benefit the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas
...Regulatory Act, to offer electronic bingo at its Naskila Gaming facility on their reservation. The legislation provides the same protections for the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo in El Paso. The measure has been referred...
02/15/2019 Online
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Texas Tribune
Texas' school finance system is unpopular and complex. Here's how it works.
Average Texans and lawmakers alike are going back to the basics on school finance, as the state Legislature prepares to tackle a longstanding challenge.


Tatum Roberts (left) and Olivia Mah work on their...
02/15/2019 Online
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San Marcos Daily Record
Texas’ election chief apologizes over flawed noncitizen list
...The letter comes as Whitley’s nomination is in jeopardy. He was appointed by Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott but is still awaiting Senate confirmation.

The letter was first reported by the Texas Tribune.
02/15/2019 Online
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Texarkana Gazette
Congress approves border deal
...to the Senate floor to announce Trump's decisions to sign the bill and declare an emergency.

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, told reporters there were two hours of phone calls between McConnell and the White...
02/14/2019 Online
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Waco Tribune Herald
David Barnes, guest columnist: Congressman Flores should press ‘Right to Try’ bill
...cusp of providing hope to Matt and other terminally ill patients by passing federal Right to Try legislation. Approved by the Senate in a rare display of bipartisanship, the legislation would work with the...
02/14/2019 Online
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KTSM NBC 9 El Paso
Added funding for proposed dental school in El Paso
...growing the dental community in the Borderland, and now with some extra funding from the Texas legislature.


"It's been a chronically underserved area, there has been a 70 percent shortage of dentists...
02/14/2019 Online
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