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Texas House Passes Ban on Using Private Money to Administer Elections
Today, Texas lawmakers advanced a bill that would ban the use of private money to administer elections, which one expert called “the single most important election integrity measure” state legislatures can enact.

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Methodist Church Opposes Measure to Ban Abortions: Killing Babies Helps Us “Love One Another”
A United Methodist church in Lubbock, Texas is speaking out against a pro-life measure that would ban abortions, claiming that protecting unborn babies goes against their beliefs about “loving one another.”

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A Texas economic incentive offers massive tax breaks to companies, but its renewal isn't a done deal
Chapter 313, a decades-old law designed to lure companies to Texas with property tax breaks, expires in 2022. Lawmakers looking to renew it face opposition from critics who say it's unfair to many Texas schools.

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Legislature Moves to Tighten Property Tax Hike Exemptions
After some local officials took advantage of the Chinese coronavirus disaster declaration by Gov. Greg Abbott and hiked struggling homeowners’ tax bills, the Texas Legislature is moving to eliminate the loophole for droughts, pandemics, and epidemics.

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Biden nominates Texas Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, who opposed ICE raids, to head agency
President Biden has nominated Texas Sheriff Ed Gonzalez to lead Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) -- a pick who opposed ICE raids to deport illegal immigrants during the Trump administration.

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Far From Immune To The Never-Ending COVID Regime, Red States Are A Ripe Target — Unless Their Governors Act Now
The unending COVID regime isn't a nightmare scenario, it's an existential threat to our liberties, a possible and unexamined risk to our health, and right here among us.

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Watch: Texas Democratic Representative Claims There Are Six 'Biological Sexes'
In case you haven’t lately counted sexes, a Texas Democrat’s reminding everyone of the tally… Scientifically speaking, at least.

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Texas Senate Approves Bill to Protect Children From Disfiguring Gender Operations
The proposed law would classify certain permanently scarring procedures as child abuse.

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Democrat State Lawmakers Working to Allow Homeless Lawlessness, Obstruct Public Safety Bill
A bill to prevent vagrancy camping has been delayed after Democrats used a parliamentary maneuver.

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Texas gains 4 million residents, 2 congressional seats in census
AUSTIN, Texas —  Texas’ torrid growth over the past decade is paying off with a major boost in political clout — two additional congressional seats and electoral votes deepening its already massive influence in the nation’s politics.

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Texas to Gain 2 New Congressional Seats After Census
Texas has gained more than 4 million residents since 2010 and is the only state to gain more than one congressional seat.

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Bipartisan Senate group seeks immigration deals
A bipartisan group of senators that met privately Wednesday agreed to have their staffs draft a document outlining incremental immigration changes so they "can build from there," Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) told Axios.

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Border agents in Texas find $4.3M of meth disguised as pickles
Brine doesn’t pay. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers uncovered $4.3 million worth of methamphetamine earlier this month in a tractor-trailer hauling fresh cucumber pickles, officials said.

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