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Debate on School Testing Bill Heats Up Over College Readiness

After a lengthy debate, lawmakers may have settled the most divisive question facing them in today’s school testing bill debate: whether high school students should, by default, be placed on a pathways to college preparation.

With Revised Welfare Drug-Testing Bill, Nelson Thinks of the Children

At a brisk hearing today of the controversial senate bill that would subject welfare applicants to drug screening, bill author Jane Nelson of Flower Mound seemed to understand that barring kids from benefits for life if their parent fails three drug tests is totally messed up.

Hot List: Day 78 of the Legislature

It’s a big day at the Capitol.