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Texas Political Pulse for June 22, 2021. You received 26 news.
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KGBT (CBS) 4 (Harlingen)
Abbott’s ‘false narrative’ about border hurts eco-tourism and South Texas’ reputation, advocates say
News U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar says Texas governor is using region as 'a political punching bag,' others stand by his plan by: Sandra Sanchez Posted: Jun 22, 2021 / 08:11 AM CDT / Updated: Jun 22,...
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KFOX FOX 14 El Paso   +3 other publications
Governor Greg Abbott vetoes animal cruelty bill, author of SB 474 reacts
...Lindsey Ragas Monday, June 21st 2021 AA SB 474, a bill that would have expanded animal cruelty laws, has been vetoed by Governor Greg Abbott. (File photo: CBS Austin)/p SB 474, a bill that would...
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KENS Channel 5 - San Antonio   +2 other publications
Gov. Abbott vetoes 20 bills and section of the State budget that funds the legislature
Sunday was the last day for the governor to sign and veto bills from the regular session. AUSTIN, Texas — Another Texas legislative session has come and gone and Sunday, June 20, marked the deadline for...
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El Paso Herald Post
Texas ranks last among 50 States for kids with health insurance
AUSTIN - One million, or 13%, of Texas children went without health insurance in 2019, a significantly higher number than the national average of 6%. The information comes from the 2021 Kids Count Data...
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Ft​. Bend Sun
8 arrested outside of Sen. Ted Cruz's Houston home during climate change protest
Abigail Rosenthal June 22, 2021Updated: June 22, 2021 10:04 a.m. Eight people were arrested outside of Sen. Ted Cruz's home during a protest on Monday, June 21. Screenshot via Twitter/@smvmtgenonfire...
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Texas Insider
Brady Disappointed in Texas Supreme Court's Decision to Side with Texas Central Railroad
...nine years, Texas Central remains in the planning stages and has not obtained a single permit to begin construction." Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Kevin Brady (TX-08) released...
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Texas Insider
Senator Brian Birdwell Announces For Re-Election
"I will continue the fight to preserve religious liberty, improve government transparency, defend Second Amendment rights, advance border security, and ensure responsible fiscal stewardship." Texas Insider...
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Houston Public Media
What Is Critical Race Theory? Explaining The Discipline That Texas’ Governor Wants To ‘Abolish’
...Melissa Perry reads to her fifth grade class at Jacob's Well Elementary School in Wimberley on September 4, 2020. Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law a bill last week that restricts how current events...
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Texas Insider
Texas Wins Ninth Gold Shovel Award for Job Creation and Business Investments
"The Lone Star State offers innovative businesses the freedom to flourish with our pro-growth economic policies, a predictable regulatory environment, and our young, growing, and diverse workforce." - Governor...
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KCEN TV   +1 other publication
Texas will stop accepting federal unemployment benefits June 26; what does that mean for jobless Texans?
"I mean, I have a bachelor's degree and two associate's degrees, and I can't find any jobs that are not more than $10 an hour." Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images A now hiring sign is displayed in the...
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KCEN TV
Texas now has an official state mushroom
Yup, you read that right. Author: Jennifer Prohov (WFAA) Published: 1:11 PM CDT June 21, 2021 Updated: 1:11 PM CDT June 21, 2021 DALLAS — Plenty of states have official flora and fauna designations...
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KXXV (ABC) 25 (Waco)
Political science expert breaks down the need for special sessions in Texas
Posted at 9:49 AM, Jun 22, 2021 and last updated 2021-06-22 10:49:33-04 BELL COUNTY, TX — Governor Greg Abbott followed through on his promise of vetoing a section of state budget funding for state lawmakers...
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KXXV (ABC) 25 (Waco)   +3 other publications
Texas Ag Commissioner Sid Miller running for reelection, instead of challenging Gov. Greg Abbott
...James Barragán, The Texas Tribune Posted at 9:06 AM, Jun 22, 2021 and last updated 2021-06-22 10:06:30-04 Texas Ag Commissioner Sid Miller running for reelection, instead of challenging Gov. Greg...
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Ft​. Worth Business Press
Ex-Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman running for AG
...AP News. AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman formally launched a run for attorney general Monday, becoming the latest challenger to embattled GOP incumbent Ken Paxton....
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WOAI
Texas Unemployment Rate Half Of What It Was A Year Ago
Jun 22, 2021 The Texas unemployment rate is about half of what it was a year ago. The jobless rate dipped to 6.5% in May, down from the record of nearly 13% in April of last year. The decrease comes after...
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Cuellar: Illegal Immigrants From Around The World Crossing At South Border
...22, 2021 A Texas Congressman says most of the illegal immigrants caught at the southern border are single men from Central America, but they're joined by people from around the world. Henry Cuellar...
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KWKT Channel 44 - Waco
Gov. Abbott vetoes lawmaker pay in Texas budget, approves everything else
...(KXAN) — On Friday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott used a line-item veto to nix Article 10 of the Texas budget that controlled pay for the Legislative branch. It was the only article of the budget he didn’t...
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WOAI NBC 4 San Antonio
New Texas law aims to protect parents wrongly accused of child abuse
by SBG San Antonio Tuesday, June 22nd 2021 AA SBG Photo SAN ANTONIO - A new state law will soon take effect that forces taking a closer look at cases of alleged child abuse. The new law requires further...
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Houston Public Media
Gov. Greg Abbott’s State Legislature Budget Veto Is Unconstitutional, Democratic Lawmakers Say
...State Capitol is seen in Austin, Texas, Tuesday, June 1, 2021. State lawmakers are expected to return for a special session after Texas Democrats blocked one of the nation’s most restrictive new voting...
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Texas Taxpayers and Research Association
Gov. Greg Abbott’s unprecedented veto is prompting questions about the separation of powers in the state
Beginning September 1, there will be no pay for the Texas legislature. Gov. Greg Abbott’s unprecedented veto is prompting questions about the separation of powers in the state. As state Democrats explore...
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Spectrum News San Antonio   +1 other publication
Texas legislative staffer reacts to Gov. Abbott's salary veto
AUSTIN, Texas — Beginning September 1, there will be no pay for the Texas legislature. Gov. Greg Abbott’s unprecedented veto is prompting questions about the separation of powers in the state. As state...
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KDAF (WB) 33 (Dallas)   +4 other publications
U.S. Rep. Doggett files bill aiming to close Medicaid coverage gap in Texas by giving power to local governments
AUSTIN (Nexstar) — Nearly 2 million Texans who currently fall into the Medicaid coverage gap could soon have better access to health care coverage if a Texas-based bill passes congress. That gap refers...
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KETK (NBC) 56 (Tyler)
Abbott signs bill creating new Smith County district court
SMITH COUNTY, Texas (KETK) - Smith County will get a new district court to help reduce the backlog of criminal cases. House Bill 3774 was signed by Gov. Abbott on June 18. The bill will create a fifth...
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Fort Worth Star Telegram
Gun violence hasn’t been a problem in Texas, so why worry about permitless carry? | Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Letters to the Editor Gun violence hasn’t been a problem in Texas, so why worry about permitless carry? An America for everybody What a week we just saw. Opal Lee, a Black 94-year-old woman, made...
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Fort Worth Star Telegram
Allies urge Kamala Harris to resist immigration border fight | Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Politics & Government ‘Look beyond the criticism’: Kamala Harris’ allies urge vice president to resist border fight By Francesca Chambers June 22, 2021 04:00 AM WASHINGTON Vice President Kamala...
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Dallas Morning News
Texas congressmen to Biden and Harris: Y’all come visit and learn about the border
In this May 11, 2021, file photo a Border Patrol agent walks along a dirt road near the U.S.-Mexico border, in Roma, Texas.(Gregory Bull) Seven years ago, then-Vice President Joe Biden was dispatched...
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