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  1. Conference committee approves convention of states-related measureRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    People interested in the convention of states process listened to Gov. Greg Abbott speak on Texans' role at the state Capitol on Dec. 6, 2016. If Texas puts together a delegation for a convention of states to amend the U.S. Constitution, only state lawmakers would be eligible.

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  2. Aiming to stop suicides, Texas Senate supports crackdown on cyberbullyingRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    The state Senate cleared legislation Wednesday aiming to curb teen suicides by cracking down on cyberbullying - relentless online attacks that have pushed some Texas teens to take their own lives. Senate Bill 179, dubbed "David's Law," unanimously cleared the chamber, after the bill's Democratic author, Sen. Jos Menndez , supported amendments from Republicans who were initially concerned the legislation went too far in levying penalties and requiring action from school districts.

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  3. TABC commissioner nominee appears before Texas Senate panelRead the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    Kevin Lilly of Houston, a nominee for the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission , appears before the Senate Nominations Committee on May 1. Kevin Lilly is one step closer to becoming a commissioner at the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission - an embattled state agency that's been in the Legislature's crosshairs over During a Senate Nominations Committee hearing Monday, Lilly said his most important duty, if he's confirmed by the full Senate, would be helping to replace Executive Director Sherry Cook, who last month announced she was stepping down.

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  4. 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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  5. Senate approves recusals for county clerks, judges objecting to same-sex marriageRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    Pamela Holwerds holds up her marriage license following the ceremony that married over 40 same-sex couples on the south lawn of the Texas Capitol in Austin on July 4, 2015. The Texas Senate on Tuesday gave initial approval to a measure allowing county clerks to recuse themselves from signing marriage licenses for same-sex couples because of religious objections.

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  6. Hazlewood bill would leave benefits for current veterans untouchedRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    Colleges are asking the state to pare back the state program that offers free tuition to veterans or their children. But key lawmakers in the Texas House don't want to mess with what's being offered to current veterans and their families.

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  7. Sen. Brian Birdwell, R-Granbury, listens during a debate over Senate Bill 11 on March 18, 2015.Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    The Texas Senate on Tuesday voted in favor of a trio of measures calling for a convention of states, officially advancing one of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott 's emergency item this legislative session. Senate Joint Resolution 2 by Sen. Brian Birdwell , R-Granbury, calls for a convention of states to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

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  8. Convention of states resolution is on its way to full Texas SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    Gov. Greg Abbott prepares to deliver his State of the State address, flanked by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, state Rep. Senfronia Thompson, D-Houston, state Sens. Donna Campbell, R-San Antonio, and Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, and House Speaker Joe Straus.

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  9. Senators fault UT System on communication over Houston campusRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    Gov. Greg Abbott 's new appointees to the University of Texas System Board of Regents received a mostly friendly reception Thursday during their confirmation hearing. Instead, most of the criticism from the Senate Nominations Committee was focused on the current people who run the system.

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  10. Analysis: In Texas, Lawmakers Regulate Their Own RegulatorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2016 | Texas Tribune

    State Sens. Brian Birdwell, R-Granbury, and Troy Fraser, R-Horseshoe Bay, listen to testimony at a Senate Committee on State Affairs hearing reviewing current ethics laws governing public officials and employees on Oct, 5, 2016. Seriously, senators made it clear at a State Affairs Committee meeting this week that they are riled up at the Texas Ethics Commission - and reveled in an opportunity to jab and poke at the officials who police their industry.

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  11. Texas Senator Calls State Ethics Commission "Arrogant" and "Haughty"Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 5, 2016 | Texas Tribune

    State Sen. Brian Birdwell, R-Granbury, listens to testimony at a Senate Committee on State Affairs hearing reviewing current ethics laws governing public officials and employees on Oct, 5, 2016. A Texas senator on Wednesday called Texas Ethics Commission members "arrogant" and "haughty," and asked: "Who ensures that the ethics commission is acting ethically?" Birdwell - who likened the commission to airport security - wasn't the only member of the mostly Republican committee to air grievances about the eight-member commission, which is charged with making sure public officials and campaigns obey state ethics and elections laws.

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