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Texas Senate sneaking MORE STAAR problems into school finance bill

AUSTIN -- Only hours ago, Texas Monthly announced that the Senate Education Committee is essentially pulling a fast one on Texas students and families...
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Many see “Robin Hood” as a villain. But lawmakers rely on it to pay...

By Aliyya Swaby, The Texas Tribune For some in the debate over how to fund Texas' schools, "Robin Hood" is decidedly a villain. The program, baked...

Analysis: A State of the State address that’s short on surprises, long on collaboration

By Ross Ramsey, The Texas Tribune Gov. Greg Abbott didn’t make much news in his third State of the State speech, and that’s a small...
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Fiscal Notes: Texas School Finance – Doing the Math on the State’s Biggest Expenditure

AUSTIN — The Comptroller’s office examines the history and intricacies of the Texas school finance system in a special edition of Fiscal Notes, released...
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Through the lens: The 86th Texas Legislature in photos

By Miguel Gutierrez Jr. and John Jordan, The Texas Tribune From the first day of the session on Jan. 8 to adjournment sine die on...
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After Supreme Court ruling, Texas bills would bring in $850 million in online sales...

By Edgar Walters, The Texas Tribune Texans who shop online could soon see purchase prices go up — filling the state treasury by roughly a...
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Lawmakers pass bills to better fund Texas parks, historic sites — if voters approve

By Carlos Anchondo, The Texas Tribune State parks and historic sites across Texas could receive a much-needed bump in funding in the not-so-distant future. In a...
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Quinn’s Lemons opening summertime pop-up lemonade stand

CYPRESS -- A young entrepreneur has scheduled a limited-time engagement lemonade stand in Cypress this week. Moore Elementary student, Quinn, 7, is leading the way...
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Texas has more than 200 freestanding ERs. Lawmakers just passed bills to combat patient...

By Elizabeth Byrne, The Texas Tribune Ten years ago, Texas became the first state to allow licenses for independent freestanding emergency rooms. Since then, just...
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Texas Senate Delivers Crucial Property Tax Reform to Benefit Texans

By Sam Pohl, AUSTIN – Monday (April 15, 2019) the Texas Senate passed Senate Bill 2 (SB 2). SB 2 reforms the tax code to...