Category Archives: State News

Gov. Abbott Calls Special Session on Bathrooms, Abortion, School Finance

Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday called a special session of the Texas Legislature starting July 18. Abbott said that after legislators address a bill to keep some state agencies from shuttering, he’ll add another 19 items to the agenda. During his announcement, Abbott also said he signed into law several bills from the regular session. (List of signed bills included in the story)

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Lawmakers Want To Rein in Texas Universities — Four Years After Gutting Their Oversight Board

Some Texas lawmakers have complained that universities seem to be taking on ambitious projects that don’t serve the needs of the state but, lawmakers gave them that power back in 2013. The idea was that university leaders — and their governing boards of regents — were in the best position to know what’s best for their students and institutions. Now, lawmakers are having second thoughts.

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