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State of Texas

March 27, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Friday launched a bilingual Driving Under the Influence awareness campaign called "Drink. Drive. Go to Jail. De Veras." More
March 27, 2015 -- The Texas Highway Commission on Thursday voted unanimously to designate the section of US 59 within Loop 610 in Houston as I-69, the new interstate highway that will extend from the Mexican border to the Canadian border. More w/Video
March 27, 2015 -- Texas Senate News today provided an update on the week's activities by the Texas Senate, including the passage of a tax reduction package, legislation on body cameras and bills on school choice programs. More
March 27, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement after a federal district court granted the state's request for a preliminary injunction on the Obama Administration's attempt to revise the definition of "spouse" in the Family and Medical Leave Act. More
March 27, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding February's employment numbers for the state. More
March 27, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that the state's unemployment rate fell to 4.3 percent in February, according to the latest employment numbers. More
March 26, 2015 -- Texas Senate News reports that the Senate Education Committee at a hearing on Thursday explored two approaches to using government revenue to pay for private schools. More
March 26, 2015 -- The Port of Houston Authority recently led Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos and members of his staff on a tour of the Bayport Container Terminal, which kicked off Cascos's statewide "Down to Business" Tour. More
March 26, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Don Huffines on Wednesday announced that he has filed an amendment to Senate Bill 7 to begin to phase out the state's margins tax. More
March 26, 2015 -- The Texas General Land Office will host the 2015 Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup on April 18, with cleanup locations in Galveston, Surfside, and Quintana. More
March 25, 2015 -- Texas Senate News has posted a news release about the Senate on Wednesday approving a $4.6 billion tax cut package. More
March 25, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner reports that the Small Business Tax Relief Act, which he authored, on Wednesday passed the Texas Senate by a vote of 24-7. More
March 25, 2015 -- Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick lauded the Texas Senate for passing a tax relief package for homeowners and businesses. More
March 25, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed an objection to the sale of the personally identifiable information of 117 million RadioShack customers. More
March 25, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today directed the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to implement reforms to the state's foster care and child protective services. More
March 25, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner on Tuesday sent a letter to organizations opposed to the proposed Small Business Tax Relief Act asking they re-evaluate their position on the bill. More
March 25, 2015 -- Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos on Tuesday began his statewide introductory tour by visiting the Port of Houston. More
March 24, 2015 -- Texas Senate News has posted a news release about the Senate Criminal Justice Committee on Tuesday looking at legislation that intends to create a set of uniform rules for police departments using body cameras. More
March 24, 2015 -- Texas State Senator Don Huffines today announced that he has filed legislation to create an Education Savings Account program to "empower parents with school choice options and educational opportunities". More
March 24, 2015 -- The Texas Association of Business today announced that several Texas trade associations, chambers of commerce, local governments and business leaders have voiced their support of legislation to dedicate revenue to fund Texas highways and bridges. More
March 24, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today filed an amicus brief in opposition to a motion filed by the Obama administration for a stay pending appeal in a case to halt President Barack Obama's executive action regarding immigration. More
March 23, 2015 -- The Texas Department of Transportation is advising motorists to slow down, pay attention and be extra cautious when driving through work zones and construction areas. More
March 23, 2015 -- Texas Senate News reports that the Senate Health and Human Services Committee is looking at legislation that intends to merge all of the state's five healthcare agencies into one. More
March 23, 2015 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today addressed a crowd outside of the Texas State Capitol regarding the state's laws on marriage. More
March 23, 2015 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today announced his candidacy for President of the United States in a speech at Liberty University in Virginia. More w/Video
March 23, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that he has appointed Charles M. Barnard of Wichita Falls as Judge of the 89th District Court of Wichita County. More
March 23, 2015 -- Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos will launch his statewide introductory tour at the Port of Houston on Tuesday, followed by a trip to Pearland on Wednesday. More
March 23, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday announced that it recovered more than $10.5 million in fraudulent Unemployment Insurance benefit claims during 2014. More
March 20, 2015 -- Texas Senate News has provided a review of the week's actions at the Texas Senate, which included the passage of bills to relax restrictions on handguns and a bill that would prevent the sale or possession of e-cigarettes to people under 18. More
March 20, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission has announced it will serve as a sponsor of the 2015 Texas Science and Engineering Fair. More
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