Trump Tells G.O.P. It's Now or Never, Demanding House Vote on Health Bill
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Liquor regulators partying on taxpayers' tab
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A Russian Critic of Putin Is Assassinated in Ukraine
By ANDREW E. KRAMER
Two Sunset bills by Representative Senfronia Thompson (D-Houston), HB 2102, relating to the continuation and functions of the State Bar of Texas, and HB 2103, relating to the continuation and functions of the Board of Law Examiners, were heard in the House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence Committee on Tuesday, March 21. Both Sunset bills were left pending. The archived broadcast can be found here.
The Senate versions of the Sunset bills, filed by Senator Kirk Watson (D-Austin), were heard in the Senate Committee on State Affairs on Thursday, March 23. SB 302, relating to the continuation and functions of the State Bar of Texas and SB 303, relating to the continuation and functions of the Board of Law Examiners were both considered and left pending. Click here for the archived broadcast.
|House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence|
In addition to the Sunset bills heard on Tuesday, March 21, the following bills were also considered and left pending in the House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence Committee:
|House Juvenile Justice & Family Issues|
The House Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Committee met on Wednesday, March 22, and considered a variety of bills in addition to the family law bills included in the State Bar legislative program and described below. Click here for the archived committee broadcast.
The committee agenda for next week was not posted in time for inclusion in the Update. Current information on upcoming meetings for this committee can be found here.
|House Criminal Jurisprudence|
The House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee met on Monday, March 20 and considered a full agenda of bills. Click here to listen to the archived committee broadcast. Their next meeting is scheduled for . Click here for the complete list of scheduled bills.
|Senate State Affairs|
The Senate Committee on State Affairs met on Monday, March 20 and on Thursday, March 23, and considered large agendas. Among those bills considered and voted favorably were:
Click here to hear the archived broadcast of both meetings. The committee’s next meeting is scheduled for . Click here to view the agenda., in addition to the State Bar of Texas and Board of Law Examiner Sunset bills, the committee considered and left pending
The committee substitute to SB 1 by Nelson (R-Flower Mound) was voted favorably from the Senate Finance Committee , and placed on the Intent Calendar for consideration by the full Senate on Monday, March 27.
|State Bar Legislative Program|
The following bills, included in the State Bar’s 2017 legislative program, changed status this week:
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Monte Carlo. I still wear that shirt to this day.
And I still spend lots of time looking for my golf ball.
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Historian Gerald Horne explains how the demonization of immigrants are designed to divide the working class and prevent white and non-white workers from acting in solidarity