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This is your political report for April 19, 2019.
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Lufkin Daily News
EDITORIAL: San Jacinto Day: State holiday commemorates 183rd anniversary of Texas winning its independence
...the United States of America. San Jacinto Day was made a legal state holiday by the 14th Texas Legislature in 1874.


The significance of the battle led to not only the annexation of Texas, but to the Mexican...
04/19/2019 Online
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Marshall News Messenger
Man arrested after Carthage police found 86 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle
...Sgt. Daniel Jones and officer Courtney Brady, police said, and the evidence will be submitted to the Texas Department of Public Safety lab to be analysed and the case forwarded to the Panola County Criminal...
04/19/2019 Online
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Midland Reporter Telegraph
Craddick’s bill allows for more officers to enforce vehicle safety standards
...passes Landgraf's bridge-strike bill

All but two counties in the 12-county, 18,343-square-mile Odessa Texas Department of Transportation district -- which is heavily impacted by the energy industry - don’t...
04/18/2019 Online
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Brazoria County Facts
OUR VIEWPOINT: Simplifying medical costs a no-brainer
...party: the person who was sick.


It’s a messy process, and a bill working its way through the Legislature aims to rectify the situation. That bill deserves to make it to the governor’s desk.


SB 1264,...
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Austin American-Statesman
Texas congressional delegation weighs in on Mueller
...democracy—aggression, which Trump refuses to acknowledge or defend against."

Thursday morning, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, quoted on Twitter an analysis from Politico — "Democrats are never going to be happy...
04/18/2019 Online
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WOAI
Jail Inmate's Death Prompts New Discussion of Alternatives to Cash Bail
...charge died last fall in the Bexar County jail.

Several groups are urging Bexar County and the Legislature to allow alternatives to cash bail for inmates who are held pending trial on minor charges. It...
04/19/2019 Online
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Bryan-College Station Eagle
Analysis: Making friends and influencing people in the Texas Legislature
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick speaks from the dais in the Senate chamber. Juan Figueroa/The Texas Tribune


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KTVT CBS 11 Ft​. Worth
Ban On Red Light Cameras Gets Green Light Out Of Texas Committee
...red light cameras in Texas have failed but with widespread support from lawmakers along with Governor Greg Abbott’s public support for a ban, many in Austin say this year is different.

"This has kind of hit...
04/18/2019 Online
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The Woodlands Online
Noack expects clear path for Texas 242 toll removal
...revenue.

On Thursday afternoon, Noack spoke with Quincy Allen, Houston District engineer for the Texas Department of Transportation, who verified that the county does not need TxDOT approval to remove...
04/18/2019 Online
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Brazoria County Facts
LYNN ASHBY: It might surprise you what's in the Texas Constitution
...Today’s document deals with such matters as where the governor shall live (in whatever town the Legislature is then meeting) and gives him or her use of the Governor’s Mansion, fixtures and furniture. Among...
04/18/2019 Online
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Cleburne Times Review
The purpose of the "Blocker Bill"
...and anti-majoritarian impediment to getting things done.

By the time you're reading this, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, the Republican presiding officer of the Senate, may have tried bypassing the Blocker Bill...
04/19/2019 Online
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KERA PBS 13 Dallas
Despite Controversy, Mental Health Bills Move Forward At Texas Legislature
...as a victory for mental health care in Texas. But all of these bills have to pass out of both chambers in order to become law.


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Rowlett Lakeshore Times
Rowlett mayoral candidates talk tax, animals, DA reform
...Bloemendaal was one also asked of the City Council candidates last week.


"What is your opinion on the Legislature pushing to cap property taxes at 2.5 percent? If that occurs how do you propose to make up for...
04/19/2019 Online
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University Texas Daily Texan
Digital driver’s license test program approved by Texas House
...groups and law enforcement.

Canales spoke to The Daily Texan in November when he introduced the legislation, saying digital IDs have the potential to be more secure than physical copies. He said new technology...
04/18/2019 Online
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Gainsville Daily Register
BRIDGES: A case decided on a semicolon
...shall be opened for four days." Little thought was given to the details. In March 1873, the state legislature passed a law allowing the elections to be held outside the county seat. However, elections were...
04/18/2019 Online
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Longview News Journal
Summit teaches ET law officials 'new language' of sex trafficking
...Award at the start of Thursday's summit.


It was another teen who sparked the probe, calling the Texas Department of Public Safety saying a friend was being prostituted and couldn't get out.


"That was...
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Texarkana Gazette
Property tax growth limit passes Senate
...Senate approved a measure Monday aimed at reining in property tax rate growth, one that Lt. Governor Dan Patrick called "the biggest tax relief and reform bill we've ever passed". Under current law, jurisdictions...
04/18/2019 Online
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KXAN NBC 36 Austin
State medical marijuana bill is headed to House floor
...more qualifying conditions and would allow more doctors to work with patients in the program. The legislation currently has the bipartisan support of 56 state legislators as both authors and coauthors.

Some...
04/18/2019 Online
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Texas Tribune
Analysis: Making friends and influencing people in the Texas Legislature
...anger Republicans and Democrats. It's also business as usual in the Texas Legislature.


Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick speaks from the dais in the Senate chamber. Juan Figueroa/The Texas Tribune


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Lufkin Daily News
KRUK: Stop selling tobacco to Texans under 21
...Now, as a senior at Pineywoods Community Academy in Lufkin, I’m among the youth asking the Texas Legislature to pass a law to stop the sale of tobacco products, including popular e-cigarettes, to Texans under...
04/19/2019 Online
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