Gov. Greg Abbott vetoes 50 bills – Austin American-Statesman

Austin American-Statesman Gov. Greg Abbott vetoes 50 billsAustin American-Statesman“This bill was well-intentioned, but by the end of the legislative process it actually ended up doing more to protect cities than it did to protect the rights of property owners. I applaud the bill authors for their efforts, but I believe we can do …COMMENTARY: Texas […]

Texas has sanctioned unapproved stem cell therapies. Will it change anything? – Science Magazine

Science Magazine Texas has sanctioned unapproved stem cell therapies. Will it change anything?Science MagazineTexas Governor Greg Abbott yesterday signed a bill allowing clinics and companies in the state to offer people unproven stem cell interventions without the testing and approval required under federal law. Like the “right to try” laws that have sprung …

Looking back at a Legislature marked by what it didn’t get done – MyStatesman.com

MyStatesman.com Looking back at a Legislature marked by what it didn't get doneMyStatesman.comThe 85th Texas Legislature might be remembered less for what it accomplished and more for what it failed to get done. With House Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, and Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who leads the Senate, at loggerheads over many …85th Texas […]

85th Texas Legislature Recap And Special Session Preview – Texas Public Radio

Texas Public Radio 85th Texas Legislature Recap And Special Session PreviewTexas Public RadioWhat can be learned from action and lack thereof on certain items during this year's legislative session? Do Texas legislators' priorities represent those of their constituencies? How will they move forward with policymaking during next month's special …The Brief: You have your next […]

For a Republican Mayor in Texas, Clean Energy Is a ‘No Brainer’ – NBCNews.com

NBCNews.com For a Republican Mayor in Texas, Clean Energy Is a 'No Brainer'NBCNews.com“We got something in common,” Dale Ross told Al Gore last summer. “You invented the internet. And I invented green energy.” Ross, the mayor of Georgetown, Texas — pop. 65,000 — was having a bit of fun with the former vice president and […]

Texas’s tough pension laws may not apply in other states – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle Texas's tough pension laws may not apply in other statesSan Francisco ChronicleThat's exactly what the state of Texas did with the Dallas plan, passing bills through the Legislative session that just ended to stabilize the fund and another in Houston. The bills decrease benefits to future retirees and reduce access to deferred […]

Texas boy dies from ‘dry drowning’ days after swimming – USA TODAY

USA TODAY Texas boy dies from 'dry drowning' days after swimmingUSA TODAYHARRIS COUNTY, Texas — A four-year-old Texas boy died from "dry drowning" almost a week after his family went swimming at the Texas City Dike, in Texas City. Francisco Delgado Jr. says almost a week after a family trip to the Texas City Dike, […]