After a long debate and a slew of amendments, the Texas Legislature is closer to banning texting while driving. The House passed Rep. Tom Craddick’s bill Wednesday with a vote of 98 to 47.
Daily Archives: April 17, 2013
The Texas Senate Criminal Justice Committee took up Senate Bill 538 would “repeal ‘homosexual conduct’ as a criminal offense.”
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators released their comprehensive immigration reform bill late Tuesday. It’s thrilling to finally see a reform bill which looks like it has some momentum come out of Congress—until you see the first section devoted to border security, which is like a kick in the gut for border communities.
Once, amaranth was a staple of Mesoamerican civilization. Now a Oaxacan nonprofit is trying to bring it back.
The Lead: We’ve reached day 100 of the session. Just 40 days left to complete the state’s business for the next two years without a special session. Two of the major issues coming into the session—Medicaid expansion and school testing …