Texas Legislature

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8:00 am
Sun February 2, 2014

Women underrepresented in Texas Legislature

State Rep. Jodie Laubenberg (pictured with Greg Abbott), whose district includes southern Collin County, is the only woman representing a portion of the KETR service area in the Texas Legislature.
KERA / keranews.org

State Sen. Wendy Davis has used her 11-hour filibuster against abortion-restricting legislation to propel a run for governor, and Texas’ hottest political race centers on whether her supporters can usher a Democratic woman into a governor’s mansion occupied by Republican men for the last two decades.

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The President's Perspective
12:00 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Jones on TRBs: 'All hope is not lost'

Dr. Dan Jones, president and CEO of Texas A&M University-Commerce
A&M-Commerce Marketing Communications A&M-Commerce Marketing Communications

The legislative clock ran out on the Tuition Revenue Bonds that universities in Texas had been counting on to fund new academic buildings - for the first time since 2006. But then, there are always special sessions.

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Blacklands Turnpike
7:00 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Transportation bill moving through legislature

NPR

A bill with possible implications for public-private transportation projects like the proposed Blacklands Turnpike is making its way through the Texas Legislature.

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Agenda Texas
7:25 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Abortion bills gain momentum

Gov. Perry at Faith and Family Day at the state capitol.
Filipa Rodrigues

Amid the budget battles, abortion access has also become an issue in the state legislature.

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