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  1. Texas might keep the standards, cut funding for Abbott's pre-K programRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Texas Tribune

    A Pre-Kinder student works to learn syllables and word identification in his class, part of the Summer Bilingual Academy at Wilson Elementary School, in San Antonio, TX on Tuesday, June 26, 2012. Texas could require public schools to make specific improvements to their pre-K programs - while cutting the grant program that would fund it.

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  2. The Brief: Bathroom restrictions pass House during busy weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Texas Tribune

    Happy Monday! Thanks for reading The Brief, The Texas Tribune's daily newsletter that prepares you for the day ahead. If you have friends who might want to join our list, please forward this email.

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  3. Budget compromise taps Rainy Day Fund, transportation fundingRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Texas Tribune

    The Texas Legislative Budget Board, including House Speaker Joe Straus, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and state Sen. Jane Nelson, on Dec. 1, 2016.

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  4. Senate budget writers approve bill to plug two-year-old funding holesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 18 | Texas Tribune

    Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, visits in the House chamber with state Rep. Larry Gonzales, R-Round Rock, on April 25, 2017. Nelson is co-chair of the conference committee working out the details of Senate Bill 1, the state budget.

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  5. Texas budget negotiations turn to higher education as a deal inches nearerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 17 | Texas Tribune

    Members of both chambers of the Texas Legislature say they are getting close to agreeing on a budget for the next two years. But a major sticking point remains unsettled: higher education funding.

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  6. House panel approves bill requiring parental consent for minors to join unionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 15 | Texas Tribune

    Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, visits in the House chamber with State Rep. Larry Gonzales, R-Round Rock on April 25, 2017. Nelson is co-chair of the conference committee working out the details of Senate Bill 1, the state budget.

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  7. House panel considers bill requiring parental consent for minors to join unionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 27 | Texas Tribune

    When he was 16, Joe Montemayor joined a union the first day he began sacking groceries at Houston Kroger store in 1998. "When you're young and nave, you need protection," he told House lawmakers at the Texas Capitol Thursday.

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  8. State's top lawyer sides with Texas Senate in budget disputeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    Attorney General Ken Paxton sided with the Texas Senate Friday in a dispute among legislative budget-writers over an accounting trick using state transportation funds. The Senate wants to delay a payment from sales tax proceeds to the state's highway fund from August 2019 to September 2019 - an accounting stunt that would push the payment from the last month of the next budget cycle to the first month of the one that follows and allow the Senate to spend $2.5 billion more in the next budget.

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  9. Lawmakers want to rein in Texas universities - four years after gutting their oversight boardRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Raymund Paredes sits in the Senate gallery awaiting the end of the session on May 30, 2011. On several occasions in recent months, a chancellor, university president or regent has sat down at a hearing and been chewed out by lawmakers who were frustrated about rising tuition rates, expensive land purchases or new programs being pursued against the wishes of elected officials.

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  10. Gov. Greg Abbott speaks on the first day of the 85th Legislature on January 10, 2017.Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    He has seen both chambers give short shrift - or no money at all - to some of his biggest priorities: his signature pre-K program, the Texas Enterprise Fund and the Governor's University Research Initiative. In some cases, lawmakers have done so despite specific calls and direct appeals by Abbott to fully fund the programs.

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  11. Sen. Huffman, advocates at odds over best way to combat sexual assaultRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    Some sexual assault survivors and advocates are clashing with a Texas senator over the best way to combat sexual assault on college campuses. Some sexual assault survivors and advocates are clashing with a Texas senator over the best way to combat sexual assault on college campuses.

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  12. Texas to lose Brazos Valley children's therapy providerRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    Approximately 230 children in the Brazos Valley area are slated to lose a provider offering speech, physical and occupational therapy at the end of August. The state's Early Childhood Intervention program has already lost a dozen providers in recent years as state lawmakers have cut program funds.

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  13. Senate panel weighs alternate graduation route for students who fail examsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    State Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, gives his opinion on higher education issues during a Texas Tribune event on April 4, 2017. Seliger is chair of the Senate Higher Education Committee.

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  14. Senate backs bill requiring minors obtain parental consent before joining unionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    Happy Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, watches passage of SB 1 budget bill on a 30-1 vote April 14, 2015. Lone no vote was Sen. Sylvia Garcia, D-Houston.

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  15. Texas Senate approves its budget, shifting school costs to local taxpayersRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    State Sens. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, and John Whitmire, D-Houston, at a hearing on Senate Bill 2 on March 14, 2017. The Texas Senate unanimously approved a two-year budget on Tuesday that would shift nearly $2 billion in public education costs from the state to local taxpayers.

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  16. Texas Senate accounting maneuver finds $2.5B in budget; Straus calls it "cooking the books"Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    State Sens. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, and John Whitmire, D-Houston, at a hearing on Senate Bill 2 on March 14, 2017. Texas Senate budget writers on Wednesday unanimously approved their two-year budget, which avoided some steep cuts by using an accounting trick to free up $2.5 billion state dollars that were originally slated to go to the state highway fund.

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  17. Analysis: Can Abbott assemble an army for this session's pre-K fight?Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    The governor of Texas is getting bullied on his request for serious money for a serious pre-kindergarten program. Messing with governors can be risky business, but Texas lawmakers aren't answering Greg Abbott 's call.

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  18. Texas Senate passes bill to cut franchise tax paid by businesses - laterRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    The Texas Senate approved legislation Tuesday that aims to eventually slice - and possibly eliminate - the state's franchise tax, a levy on businesses earnings that's widely unpopular among the state's Republican leadership. Senate Bill 17 , authored by Sen. Jane Nelson , R-Flower Mound, would not cut the franchise tax during this tight-budgeted Legislative session, but it would do so in future years - as long as state revenue grows at a certain rate.

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  19. Senate committee advances Texas "bathroom bill"Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    Transgender activists protest on the Capitol Extension Rotunda prior to a press event opposing passage of SB 6 the bathroom bill on March 7, 2017. Several hundred people have signed up to support and oppose the bill, one of Governor Abbott's emergency items in the 85th Legislature.

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  20. Hundreds signed up to testify as Senate committee takes up Texas "bathroom bill"Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    Witnesses signed up for the Senate State Affairs hearing on SB 6 pack the Extension hearing overflow rooms prior to testimony on March 7, 2017. That's how 8-year-old Marilyn Morrison, a transgender girl from Grapevine, matter-of-factly explained her take on the issue to members of the Senate State Affairs Committee on Tuesday as they convened the first public hearing on the so-called "bathroom bill," a polarizing piece of legislation that has sparked intense debates in Texas on discrimination, sexual predators and potential economic fallout.

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