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Law Enforcement Increasingly Opposed to Abbott’s Agenda

by | Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 16:51 CST
A cap on property taxes joins a growing list of special session measures opposed by Texas law enforcement.
Luis Martinez, a Maverick County resident who opposes the Dos Republicas mine, speaks out against the TCEQ's decision to grant the mine a wastewater permit Wednesday. Nearby Elm Creek runs through Martinez's property. by

Mean to Green: How the Texas Legislature Took its Toll on the Environment This Session

Lawmakers have weakened citizens’ ability to challenge polluters, made flying drones over oil and gas facilities a jailable offense and slashed funding for the state’s environmental agencies.

Lawmakers weakened citizens’ ability to challenge polluters, made flying drones over oil and gas facilities a jailable offense and slashed funding for environ...Read More

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Myth-Busting Immigration Detainers: They’re Optional, Costly and Rarely Lead to Deportation

In 2015, federal authorities never followed up on 62 percent of immigration detainers issued to local jails. Overall, only 15 percent of detainers led to deportations.

In 2015, federal authorities never followed up on 62 percent of immigration detainers issued to local jails. Overall, only 15 percent of detainers led to deport...Read More

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