Weekly News Digest – Top Stories Affecting Texans

Texas picklers get a victory from the Legislature

Texas Tribune News Anita McHaney displays a photo of her beets and carrots. She and her husband stopped farming after learning that they could not sell pickled beets. Laura Skelding for ...
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U.S. Senate passes disaster aid bill that would release billions for Harvey housing aid

Texas Tribune News A load of Harvey evacuees in the back of Chris Ginter’s monster truck in Houston on Aug. 29, 2017. Ginter volunteered to evacuate residents from their flooded neighborhood ...
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Texas' legislative leaders say they have a deal on school finance and property tax reform

Texas Tribune News Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, Gov. Greg Abbott and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen announce a deal on the top three legislative priorities. Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune Texas’ top ...
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Watch Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Speaker Dennis Bonnen announce school finance deal

Texas Tribune News Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen hold a joint press conference on the lawn of the Governor’s Mansion on Jan. 9, 2019 ...
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Deter Iran, Yes; War With Iran, No

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The Brexit Party Poses an Existential Threat to the Tories

Real Clear Politics Theresa May is probably on the way out, but the European parliamentary elections suggest a bigger threat is on the horizon for the Conservative party ...
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Point of Order: Kum-bye-a

Texas Tribune News (Audio unavailable. Click here to listen on texastribune.org.) In the latest episode of our podcast about the 86th Legislature, Evan Smith talks to state Reps. Ina Minjarez and ...
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The Driver Responsibility Program may soon be dead. But reform is unlikely for a similar program.

Texas Tribune News A form to apply for a reduction of surcharges at a driver's license reclamation clinic. Rachel Zein for The Texas Tribune After years of fighting, criminal justice reformers ...
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Paid sick-leave ordinances likely survived the Texas Legislature. But businesses still want to kill them.

Texas Tribune News Battling sick-leave ordinances via the legal system comes with its own set of pitfalls: It’s expensive and can be slow. For conservative Texas lawmakers and their allies in the ...
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Senate moves to let breweries sell beer to go, make it easier to own several liquor stores

Texas Tribune News The bill would allow breweries to sell beer to go. Erika Rich for The Texas Tribune The Texas Senate restored a measure Wednesday allowing breweries to sell beer ...
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Free University Tuition: A Cautionary Note from Germany

Real Clear Politics Some American presidential candidates have endorsed free tuition for American public universities. It's an understandable demand. I attended private and public American universities and had the eye-watering student ...
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With China, the Trade War Is Just the Beginning

Real Clear Politics Tariffs aren't changing China's mind. So get ready for more tariffs ...
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