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  1. Texas House breaks school finance stalemate, tentatively approves studyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 14 | Texas Tribune

    State Rep. Dan Huberty, R-Houston, closes on Senate Bill 6, the municipal annexation bill in the House on August 11, 2017. The bill passed, 115-24 and is headed to the Senate before the end of the special session on Aug. 16th.

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  2. From left: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, Gov. Greg Abbott and House Speaker Joe Straus.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 11 | Texas Tribune

    Legislation finally began reaching Gov. Greg Abbott's desk on Friday - with five days left in the special session - but there's still much progress to be made on Abbott's 20-item agenda. With five days left in the special session, legislation finally began reaching Gov. Greg Abbott 's desk on Friday - though hurdles remain for some big-ticket items that could determine whether Abbott will be satisfied enough to not call lawmakers back to Austin for another go-round.

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  3. 1,500 school officials urge Patrick to accept House school finance billRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 10 | Texas Tribune

    State Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, chairman of the Senate Education Committee, speaks at a press conference held by members of the Senate Republican Caucus to discuss education and teachers' retirement, on August 8, 2017. In a letter delivered to Lt.

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  4. The Brief: With the clock ticking, prospects are looking grimmer for Abbott's agendaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 9 | Texas Tribune

    Gov. Greg Abbott tasked the Texas Legislature with passing 20 items in 30 days. State lawmakers have completed 22 of those days so far, at a cost of $736,000 and rising.

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  5. Analysis: Even the losers get lucky sometimesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 8 | Texas Tribune

    State Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, chairman of the Senate Education Committee, speaks at a press conference held by members of the Senate Republican Caucus to discuss education and teachers' retirement, on August 8, 2017. Lawmakers who last month were gung-ho about going 20-for-20 on Gov. Greg Abbott 's legislative priorities now say, quietly, that they never really thought everything would pass - but that they didn't think things would look as gloomy as they do right now.

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  6. With 8 days left in special session, Texas House and Senate remain far apartRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 8 | Texas Tribune

    Not a single measure has made it to the governor's desk despite a steady drumbeat from his office urging lawmakers to go "20 for 20." A "bathroom bill" is on life support, but a property tax measure still has momentum, supporters say. Eight days away from the deadline to approve bills, the prognosis for Gov. Greg Abbott 's 20-item special session agenda is murky at best.

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  7. Senate education chair: House school finance plan "not a long-term solution"Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 8 | Texas Tribune

    State Education Chairman Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, is shown on the Senate floor May 24, 2017, after announcing that he would not name conferees to consider House Bill 21, a school finance bill, effectively killing the measure. The Texas Senate's education chairman said Tuesday that he would not accept a House proposal to put $1.8 billion into public schools.

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  8. U.S. Reps. Randy Weber, R-Friendswood, left, and Lamar Smith, R-San Antonio.Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 30 | Texas Tribune

    On June 29, U.S. Reps. Lamar Smith and Randy Weber wrote a letter to the U.S. Department of the Treasury alleging a massive Russian disinformation campaign aimed at shaping public opinion.

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  9. Senate approves bill that would subsidize private school tuitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 24 | Texas Tribune

    State Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, on the Senate floor May 24, 2017 after announcing that he will not name conferees to consider House Bill 21, the school finance bill, effectively killing the measure. After debating for almost three hours, the Texas Senate voted to approve "private school choice" legislation, the second in a long list of bills expected to pass through the upper chamber Monday.

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  10. Senate committee passes bills on private school choice and school finance studyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 21 | Texas Tribune

    State Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, during a July 21, 2017 Senate Public Education Committee hearing. Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr., D- The Senate Education Committee got two major bills out of the way Friday, passing legislation that would create a "private school choice" program and start a commission to study the school finance system.

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  11. State Sen. Larry Taylor walks across the Senate floor on May 24, 2017.Read the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    The Texas Senate early Thursday approved a bill that would tweak a plan to grade school districts - two and a half hours after a midnight legislative deadline. The Senate voted 29-2 to pass its version of House Bill 22, which would make changes to a plan for grading school districts on an A-F scale.

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  12. State Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, on the floor of the Senate on Sunday, May 21, 2017.Read the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    It's a measure Republican state Rep. Chris Paddie of Marshall, who offered the amendment in the House, said would keep transgender students from using bathrooms that match their gender identity unless they use a multi-occupancy bathroom when no one else in there. But Lt.

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  13. School groups say House bathroom amendment open to interpretationsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    Republicans behind a Texas House measure addressing bathroom use by transgender students said they wanted to provide "definitive guidance" to school districts on an issue that's rattled through the current legislative session since before it was gaveled in. In offering up an amendment to Senate Bill 2078 , Republican state Rep. Chris Paddie of Marshall explained that the proposal would require students to use bathrooms, lockers rooms and changing facilities based on their biological sex.

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  14. Texas Senate puts voucher-like program in school finance billRead the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    State Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, offers a floor amendment to SB 3 - the "school choice" bill - before the full Senate March 30, 2017. The Texas Senate Sunday night tentatively approved a bill that would both simplify the formulas for funding public schools and allow parents of kids with disabilities to take state money to leave the public system for private schools or homeschooling.

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  15. State Rep. Dan Huberty (left), R-Houston, and state Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood.Read the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    The Texas Senate is expected to hear a version of a House school finance bill, as soon as Sunday evening, that would put an extra $530 million into public schools - giving in a little to the House's original proposal of an additional $1.5 billion, according to a memo circulated to Senate staffers on Saturday. Senate leaders are offering the extra half billion as a tool to get House members to approve a version of House Bill 21 that includes "private school choice," a priority for Lt.

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  16. Bill to ban texting while driving clears SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    Legislation that would create a statewide texting-while-driving ban overcame a last-ditch attempt in the Senate on Friday to gut the bill. The bill's author, state Rep. Tom Craddick , R-Midland, said he will concur with the changes the Senate made.

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  17. Educators take issue with Senate plan for school assessmentRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    State Sens. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood , and Eddie Lucio Jr., D-Brownsville , during a Senate Education Committee meeting March 21, 2017. Educators on Thursday turned up to a Senate committee hearing on a bill that would change how the state assesses schools and districts with a message for legislators.

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  18. State Rep. Dan Huberty (left), R-Houston, and state Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood.Read the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    Top Senate education leader Larry Taylor took up the House's major school finance reform bill in committee, but tacked on a controversial provision subsidizing private school tuition for special needs students - a move unlikely to go over well in the House. pegged at around $1.6 billion.

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  19. State House Speaker Joe Straus on the floor as the House takes up the budget on April 6, 2017.Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    After nine hours of debate on the Texas House budget, lawmakers in the lower chamber had gone through less than half of their 400 proposed amendments to the $218 billion document. But some clear losers - at least under the House's tentative proposal - had begun to emerge during the lengthy debate.

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  20. Texas Senate passes private school choice billRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    State Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, looks over the close vote totals on Floor Amendment 10 to SB 3 debated in the Senate on March 30, 2017. The amendment was later pulled down by Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham.

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