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State troopers stand guard at the state Capitol grounds to prevent protesters from entering during a protest over the death of George Floyd. Credit: Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune

Texas House tentatively passes package of police reform bills, including measure requiring more substantive disciplinary action for police misconduct

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The bill defines the protected information to include “one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural, or social identity of the individual,” in addition to location or identification numbers, but does not define what information meets that criteria. Credit: Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune

Texas Legislature considering bill to make it harder to get public information about government employees

Lawmakers are considering a bill that would restrict state agencies from sharing salary data and other typically public information about government employees with the public in a bill that experts

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Senate Bill 7 — a Republican priority — would make changes to almost the entire voting process, taking particular aim at narrowing the latitude local officials have to control voting. Credit: Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune

Here's how Texas elections would change, and become more restrictive, under the bill Texas Republicans are pushing

Like Republicans across the country, Texas lawmakers are pushing to enact sweeping changes to state voting laws, including new restrictions on how and when voters can cast ballots.

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Texas State Rep. Erin Zwiener (D-Driftwood) presented several house bills for the 87th Texas Legislative Session in committees this week. Daily Record file photo

Nature-based infrastructure bill headed to house floor as legislative session continues

Texas State Rep. Erin Zwiener (D-Driftwood) presented several house bills for the 87th Texas Legislative Session in committees this week, one of which is heading to the house floor.

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These abortion-related measures are among the earliest bills to be debated by the full Senate. Credit: Stephen Spillman for The Texas Tribune

Bills restricting abortion, including one that bans procedure as early as six weeks, gets Texas Senate OK

The Texas Senate on Tuesday approved five bills restricting access to abortion, including a priority measure that could ban abortions before many women know they are pregnant.


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