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Texas Legislature 2017

Ryan Poppe

Officials with the Department of Public Safety face criticism from lawmakers over the state agency’s decision to lay off 117 state troopers. But the layoffs were part of the 4 percent budget cut mandated by the Legislature.


Better Business Bureau

Consumers might want to keep their photo IDs handy when they use their credit cards in 2018. That’s because of a new law that allows businesses to request an additional picture ID for all in-person credit and debit purchases.


Ryan Poppe

The Legislature’s so-called transgender bathroom bill is on life-support according to a prominent Texas House committee chair.  Texas Public Radio’s Ryan Poppe reports without another hearing, the bill could be dead.

The Texas Privacy Act also known as transgender bathroom bill is stuck.  The bill sailed through the Texas Senate but now sits before the House Committee on State Affairs and the Committee’s chairman, Corsicana Republican Bryon Cook says he will not give the bill another hearing.

David Martin Davies / Texas Public Radio

The tragic heat deaths of 10 people being illegally transported from Laredo to San Antonio prompted compassion and political gamesmanship from Texas politicos.

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