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  1. Two Texas Republicans holdouts vote against Paul Ryan for House speakerRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2015 | Dallas Morning News

    Rep. Paul Ryan arrives at the Capitol for a meeting with House Republicans, in Washington, Oct. 9, 2015. Current House Speaker John Boehner is hoping to push Ryan to join the race for his soon-to-be vacant seat after Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's sudden departure threw the House into tumult and infighting.

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  2. Texas lawmakers passed several school bills but not a finance fix or vouchersRead the original story w/Photo

    May 31, 2015 | Dallas Morning News

    State lawmakers delivered a big break for high school seniors and put all Texas schools under the spotlight with a new A-to-F rating system, but the two most sweeping education bills of the 2015 legislative session were left in the dust - for now. In the end, Senate leaders had no interest in dealing with school finance, while House leaders wanted no part of the Senate's $100 million plan to let public school students transfer to private or religious schools at state expense.

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  3. Whether for ideology or industry, Texas' little tax breaks add upRead the original story w/Photo

    May 30, 2015 | Dallas Morning News

    And though much of the attention to taxes in the Legislature this year has focused on a $3.8 billion package of business tax cuts and school property tax relief, certain interests and industries stand to benefit from the more surgical approach. One bill would eliminate the 2 percent sales tax on fireworks.

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  4. Texas schools would be rated A to F under bill OK'd by SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2015 | Dallas Morning News

    School campuses in Texas would be issued annual letter grades of A through F based on student test scores, attendance, dropout rates and other factors under a bill passed Monday by the Senate. The legislation, already approved by the House, would launch a new system for rating school districts and campuses that relies primarily on annual STAAR results.

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  5. Texas schools would be rated A through F annually under Senate billRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2015 | Dallas Morning News

    School campuses in Texas would be issued annual letter grades of A through F based on student test scores, attendance, dropouts and other factors under a bill passed Monday by the Senate. The legislation, already approved by the House, would launch a new system for rating school districts and campuses that relies primarily on annual STAAR results.

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  6. Bill requiring heart screens for UIL athletics looks unlikely to make ...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2015 | Dallas Morning News

    While nothing is officially over in the Texas Legislature until the regular session comes to a close on June 1, it looks as if a bill requiring heart screens as a prerequisite for participation in University Inte rscholastic League athletics has failed to make it out of the Senate's Committee of Education. The committee rushed through a series of votes on Thursday without committee chair, Sen. Larry Taylor, bringing the measure up for a vote.

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