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Trump gives safety for ‘dreamers’ in alternate for wall funding

President Trump made a brand new supply Saturday to Democrats geared toward ending the 29-day partial authorities shutdown that might prolong deportation protections for some immigrants in alternate for $5.7 billion in border wall funding. Trump’s proposal is designed to ramp up strain on Democrats by providing a reprieve on his makes an attempt to finish Deferred Motion for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and short-term protected standing (TPS) for immigrants from some Latin American and African nations. Below the brand new…

Dennis Bonnen presents few specifics for varsity finance plans

Since formally successful the gavel this month, new Texas Home Speaker Dennis Bonnen has been adamant that boosting public college finance is a high precedence this 12 months — and that a few of the new cash faculties obtain must be tied to efficiency. However to date, the Angleton Republican has held off on providing particular plans. That continued Friday, when he advised in an interview that he would not plan to weigh in on the main points any time. “One of many beauties of being speaker is that the speaker places the…

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick declares Senate committee assignments

The shifts on the high of Senate committees, introduced by the lieutenant governor Friday, have been few however noticeable — with transferring elements within the Republican Occasion making approach for some senators to helm committees for the primary time, and little headway for Democrats regardless of electoral victories in November. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick named 14 Republicans and two Democrats chairs of the Senate’s 16 committees, that means no positive factors for the chamber’s minority celebration regardless of a…

Evaluation: Property taxes in Texas are excessive. Don’t count on that to vary.

Texas Legislature 2019 The 86th Legislature runs from Jan. eight to Could 27. From the state price range to well being care to schooling coverage — and the politics behind all of it — we deal with what Texans must know in regards to the biennial legislative session. Extra on this collection  Editor's word: If you would like an e-mail discover every time we publish Ross Ramsey's column, click on right here. Restrain, reform, rein in, prohibit and restrict are usually not synonyms for the phrase Texas property taxpayers…

Texas college finance reform: Will it enhance standardized check stakes?

Prime Texas lawmakers this 12 months are proposing allocating billions of extra {dollars} for public colleges, however a portion of these {dollars} will seemingly have strings hooked up. And a few schooling advocates fear the strings will result in an excellent better emphasis being positioned on standardized exams within the state. In numerous appearances at press conferences and speeches in Austin final week, the state's prime Republican leaders signaled their assist for giving more cash to high school districts that…

Dueling Texas funds plans tens of hundreds of thousands aside on prisoner well being care

Whereas the state's Republican leaders seem in sync on points like faculty finance and property taxes, they clearly see issues otherwise in relation to a minimum of one factor: jail well being care. Within the funds proposals the Texas Home and Senate launched this week, the sum of money allotted to the Texas Division of Prison Justice to take care of sick inmates varies drastically. Whereas neither spending plan offers the division something near what it requested, the Home funds boosts prisoner well being care funding…

Dueling Texas finances plans tens of hundreds of thousands aside on prisoner well being care

Whereas the state's Republican leaders seem in sync on points like college finance and property taxes, they clearly see issues in a different way in the case of no less than one factor: jail well being care. Within the finances proposals the Texas Home and Senate launched this week, the sum of money allotted to the Texas Division of Legal Justice to take care of sick inmates varies drastically. Whereas neither spending plan offers the division something near what it requested, the Home finances boosts prisoner well being…

Texas Deliberate Parenthood’s standing in Medicaid unsure following ruling

A federal appeals courtroom has lifted a decrease courtroom order that blocked Texas from booting Deliberate Parenthood out of Medicaid, probably imperiling the well being care supplier’s participation within the federal-state medical health insurance program. A 3-judge panel on the U.S. fifth Circuit Courtroom of Appeals dominated Thursday that Sam Sparks, the federal district choose who preserved Deliberate Parenthood’s standing in this system in February 2017, had used the unsuitable customary in his ruling. The…

Ted Cruz, John Cornyn help Trump on weakening Russian sanctions

WASHINGTON — Congress narrowly fell brief this week of passing a stinging rebuke of President Trump's financial insurance policies towards Russia — however members of the Texas delegation principally sided in opposition to the administration's coverage. On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate fell three votes wanting issuing disapproval of a Trump administration settlement to weaken sanctions in opposition to the businesses tied to Oleg Deripaska, a Russian oligarch and shut ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin. A day later,…

U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee accused of retaliation towards staffer

WASHINGTON — A brand new lawsuit has a Houston congresswoman in sizzling water. A former staffer for U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a Houston Democrat, says within the swimsuit that she was fired as retaliation for suing the Congressional Black Caucus Basis over an alleged 2015 rape. Buzzfeed first reported on the matter on Wednesday night. The girl is listed within the courtroom paperwork as Jane Doe. She alleged that whereas she was an intern for an additional member of Congress in 2015, she took half within the basis's…

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