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A medical clinic in downtown Amarillo. Credit: Stephen Spillman for The Texas Tribune

U.S. Justice Department sues Texas over new abortion law that Attorney General Merrick Garland calls unconstitutional

The Justice Department sued Texas on Thursday over its new abortion restrictions law, Attorney General Merrick Garland told reporters, a week after the U.S.

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Gov. Greg Abbott holds a border security briefing with sheriffs from border communities at the Texas Capitol on July 10, 2021. Credit: Sophie Park/The Texas Tribune

Gov. Greg Abbott announces special legislative session starting Saturday, covering elections, federal COVID-19 funding, quorum rules

Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday that the second special legislative session will begin at noon Saturday — and with an expanded agenda.

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Gov. Greg Abbott signed Senate Bills 2 and 3 at the Texas Capitol on Tuesday. The legislation will change how parts of the state’s main power grid must prepare for extreme weather and the governance of the entity that oversees the grid. Credit: Sophie Park/The Texas Tribune

Texas power generation companies will have to better prepare for extreme weather under bills Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law


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Texas representatives move to vote at their desks on the House floor. Credit: Evan L'Roy/The Texas Tribune

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott could be upsetting balance of powers with threat to veto Texas Legislature’s pay

Fresh off the defeat of two of his legislative priorities Sunday night when Democrats abandoned the Texas House to block a sweeping elections bill, Gov.

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House members praised House Speaker Dade Phelan on the last day of the legislative session. Credit: Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune

With feelings raw over voting bill's demise, Texas Legislature wraps up — for now

The Texas Legislature closed out its regular 140-day session Monday with sniping among the state’s top political leaders and lawmakers already well aware they will be back this calendar year for an


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