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

by | Wed, Jun 14, 2017 at 14:26 CST
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.
Kristen Katz and Julie Gavran by

Gun Control Activists Fight to be Heard at Capitol

Opponents of open carry and campus carry say their access to lawmakers has sometimes been limited, even as the most extreme gun activists get meetings with top elected officials.

Opponents of open carry and campus carry say their access to lawmakers has sometimes been limited, even as the most extreme gun activists get meetings with top ...Read More

Opposition to Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance in November. by

Laws Of Unintended Consequences

Opponents claim religious freedom proposals could open the door to Sharia law, faith-based abortions and cost Houston the 2017 Super Bowl.

Two proposed religious freedom amendments to the Texas Constitution could lead to more than just anti-LGBT discrimination, according to legal experts. ...Read More

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