"We want to send kids the message that it's not OK, but that if they do do something to break the law that we still want them to be able to prosper", James said.
Senate Bill 188 goes before the senate's Community Affairs committee for a second time Monday afternoon.
A bill sponsored by Texas state House Republicans aims to nullify anti-discriminations protections for transgender people who use public bathrooms, but the bill would also have the unintended effect of endangering the bathroom rights of the elderly, disabled veterans and pregnant women.
Supporters of the bill have said the measure targets "abusive" lawsuits while protecting consumers' right to sue their insurance company if it acts unfairly or in bad faith.
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Numerous major terrorist attacks in the US were either natural born or naturalized and then radicalized citizens. It is ― you know, depending on where you sit is where you stand on this, it is a big threat.
Under the version of the bill that cleared the Senate, however, the mandate was absent and only state workers would be guaranteed to receive the benefit.
Sponsor Ray Rodrigues says he's working to address some of the concerns with the bill. On Tuesday, he said he scheduled HB 2899 for a hearing so House members and the public can gain a better understanding of the bill.
Lawmakers heard from 25 people who testified on medical marijuana before a House committee Tuesday.
Realizing that politicians will seek to discredit his study in the same way, Ray Perryman, lead economist with The Perryman Group, told The Dallas Morning News that he took a conservative approach in estimating the financial loss the state would suffer because of the bill. It still needs to pass the Texas House.
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Talking about the actress who would play Princess Diana , Murphy said: "It's become like the Scarlett O'Hara of parts". Hopefully, Murphy will be able to take on this storyline with grace, as he did in Season 1 of the show.
Public testimony on House Bill 2899 began around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday and ended around 4:40 a.m. Thursday. Huberty heads the House Public Education Committee and said even before the budget vote against vouchers that he considered state subsidized school choice a nonstarter. "When there is no money, it's a lot harder to make cuts - everybody thinks theirs is the most important".
HELENA The Montana Senate rejected changes to a proposal created to ease property taxes for homeowners along Flathead and Whitefish lakes, voting Tuesday against a means-testing provision added by the House last week.
"Keep in mind that a number of Texas cities, including Austin, have had these nondiscrimination protections on the books for years without any problem at all", said Kathy Miller, president of the Texas Freedom Network. If passed, Texas would be the 11th state to allow "constitutional carry".
An earlier version needed two tries to get through the House, and passed with just two votes to spare.
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But it wasn't enough against an Ottawa squad with the high-end offensive skill to make teams pay for taking penalties. David Pastrnak's holding penalty in overtime Sunday didn't happen because of who was or wasn't in the lineup.