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Policy, State & Local

Mayor Eric Adams says NYC considering legal action against Texas in response to migrant buses

September 19, 2022

Via: Fox News

New York City Mayor Eric Adams said Sunday that the city is considering taking legal action against Texas over the busloads of migrants sent from the Lone Star State to the Big Apple. “Our legal team is looking at legal […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Texas Gov. Abbott, TxDOT announce $85B transportation plan

September 1, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday the adoption of the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) 10-year, $85 billion statewide roadway construction plan. The 2023 Unified Transportation Program (UTP) maps out the state’s projected transportation funding dedicated to improving transportation safety, […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Texas DOT approves nearly $150M for transit improvements

July 18, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

On Thursday, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announced it would be investing nearly $150 million into transit across the state. On July 12, the Texas Transportation Commission awarded more than $68 million in federal and state funds to the […]


Health Care, Industry

Texas AG Ken Paxton investigating Walmart over its opioid sales

June 28, 2022

Via: Fox News

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Tuesday he is launching an investigation into Walmart’s opioid sales to determine if the retail giant improperly filled prescriptions. Paxton issued a civic investigative demand to Walmart for possible violations of the Texas Deceptive […]


Education, Industry

Texas school shooting: Could Israeli school security methods serve as model for US schools?

May 27, 2022

Via: Fox News

Shooting attacks on schools in Israel are rare and the Jewish state’s preventive security measures could be a helpful starting point for improved school security in the U.S. This comes at a time of public debate on how best to […]


Policy, State & Local

Supreme Court urged to block “shocking” reinstatement of Texas social media law

May 16, 2022

Via: ArsTechnica

Big Tech lobby groups have asked the US Supreme Court to block a Texas state law that prohibits social media companies from moderating content based on a user’s “viewpoint.” The state’s so-called “censorship” law was previously blocked by a federal […]


Policy, State & Local

Texas judge hears case on state’s gender care investigations

March 11, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

A Texas judge was holding a hearing Friday on whether to prevent state officials from investigating reports of transgender youth receiving gender confirming care as child abuse. The hearing comes the same day that dozens of major companies — including […]


Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

Texas Launches Single Digital Identity for Accessing State Services

March 8, 2022

Via: StateTech Magazine

Many state and local government services have long been difficult to access, whether that service is renewing a driver’s license, applying for unemployment benefits or simply speaking to an agency representative. Some states, however, are adopting new ways to deliver […]


Policy, State & Local

Texas abortion law’s enforcement mechanism not valid, judge rules

December 9, 2021

Via: CBS News

A Texas judge said Thursday the enforcement mechanism behind the nation’s strictest abortion law — which rewards lawsuits against violators by awarding judgments of $10,000 — is unconstitutional in a narrow ruling that still leaves a near-total ban on abortions […]


Policy, State & Local

Texas congressman joins GOP race for attorney general

November 23, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert has joined the crowded field of Republicans mounting primary challenges against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. The East Texas lawmaker is the latest prominent Republican seeking to unseat his party’s incumbent in the wake of Paxton’s […]


Health Care, Industry, Policy, State & Local

Texas Sues Biden Administration for Requiring Health Care Workers to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

November 18, 2021

Via: Government Executive

In Texas’ latest legal challenge targeting federal vaccination mandates, Attorney General Ken Paxton is suing the Biden administration over its recent order requiring health workers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The Biden administration issued an emergency order, which went into […]


Policy, State & Local

Judge orders Texas to suspend new law banning most abortions

October 7, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

A federal judge ordered Texas to suspend the most restrictive abortion law in the U.S., calling it an “offensive deprivation” of a constitutional right by banning most abortions in the nation’s second-most populous state since September. The order Wednesday by […]


Policy, State & Local

Nation’s most restrictive abortion law back in Texas court

October 1, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

A federal judge on Friday will consider whether Texas can leave in place the most restrictive abortion law in the U.S., which since September has banned most abortions and sent women racing to get care beyond the borders of the […]


Policy, State & Local

US launches mass expulsion of Haitian migrants from Texas

September 20, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

The U.S. is flying Haitians camped in a Texas border town back to their homeland and blocking others from crossing the border from Mexico in a massive show of force that signals the beginning of what could be one of […]


Policy, State & Local

Justice Department sues Texas over state’s new abortion law

September 10, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

The Justice Department has sued Texas over a new state law that bans most abortions, arguing that it was enacted “in open defiance of the Constitution.” The lawsuit, filed Thursday in federal court in Texas, asks a federal judge to […]


Policy, State & Local

Seeing danger, some in GOP leery of Texas abortion law

September 3, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

Almost instantly after most abortions were banned in Texas, Democrats were decrying the new law as unconstitutional, an assault on women’s health that must be challenged. But the reaction from many Republicans on the other side hasn’t been nearly as […]


Health Care, Industry, Policy, State & Local

Texas Supreme Court temporarily blocks mask mandates

August 16, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

The Texas Supreme Court on Sunday temporarily halted lower court rulings that allowed local government entities and school districts to implement mask mandates in defiance of an order from Governor Greg Abbott. A hearing on the earlier temporary injunction is […]


Policy, State & Local

More pressure on Texas Democrats as GOP moves to end holdout

August 11, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

Thirty days after Democrats left Texas to stop new voting restrictions, cracks in the standoff widened Tuesday as more began returning home from Washington, D.C., and Republicans again authorized using law enforcement to find those who still refuse to come […]


Policy, State & Local

Revolt by Texas Democrats heaps pressure on Washington to act on voting reform

June 1, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

Texas Democrats launched the most dramatic revolt yet against nationwide Republican bills to restrict voting by walking out of the state’s legislature over the holiday weekend. But their last-ditch effort may only temporarily stall the effort and underscores how the […]


Policy, State & Local

Texas GOP’s voting restriction bill passes key House vote

May 7, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

Texas has become the latest Republican-dominated state to advance sweeping new limits on voting, despite no evidence of any problems with last year’s vote and a coalition of state and federal officials calling the 2020 presidential election the most secure […]