Key facts as Texas governor revives push for 'bathroom bill'


Abbott was noncommittal over similar language that passed the Texas Senate in March over opposition from businesses including Facebook and Google, celebrities and disapproval from the National Football League and NBA.

Yet Bullock tried a parliamentary move of his own to revive the mail-ballot proposal, using an amendatory veto on April 7 to stuff SB305 into another measure - House Bill 83, an election cleanup bill sponsored by Democratic Rep. Bryce Bennett of Missoula.

Supporters of the bathroom bills claim all they are doing is trying to protect women and school girls from predators.

Advocates estimate 30,000 people in the state of Florida are arrested for marijuana offenses each year.

An earlier version needed two tries to get through the House, and passed with just two votes to spare.

Mike Pence: WH Moving to 'Isolate' NKorea After Failed Test
Pence cited China's decision to return coal imports from North Korea as an example showing U.S. strategy is bearing fruit. While past officials have visited DMZ, Pence ventured outside the Freedom House to stare down the North Koreans.

Bakk said he doesn't see a special session happening this year, nor a government shut down.

A bill requiring teachers and staff members who have regular contact with students to be trained in youth suicide and prevention awareness is headed to the governor. A final, largely formulaic vote Thursday sends it to the Texas Senate.

But Sen. Tom Davis, R-Beaufort says he plans to fight the roads bill.

The hearing Wednesday is officially on HB 2899.

The author of the 2015 bill Sen. The Senate committee has been working concurrently on the issue in recent weeks.

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Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian air base that the U.S. says was used to pummel civilians with nerve gas, resulting in 87 deaths. At that briefing, the official also noted, "We know the Russians have chemical expertise in-country".

The Senate approved a bill that would allow home-schooled students to participate in public school sports and other activities. "Harrisburg can help schools be safer by giving them adequate funding so schools can hire trained security professionals like school resource or police officers should school professionals feel they need it, and counselors and support staff for students".

One amendment that would have set a new standard for "grade level" on state tests was withdrawn after causing confusion at the meeting.

"We are putting privacy, privacy protection above everything", Rep. Simmons said. But it also adopted rules that they "evaluate scientific explanations" on the "complexity" of human cells and on the origin of DNA.

It's focus is making people prove they live where they are registering to vote, and then verifying that proof.

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. The Senate is back at 11 a.m. but will tackle an agenda not expected to take as long. Most of the other state schools don't attract enough automatic admissions to be affected by the law.

Rangers lose to Canadiens on Radulov's OT goal
They had some chances, none better than first-period breakaways for Torrey Mitchell and Andrew Shaw, but they fell woefully short. Lundqvist lost his stick for a second time about five minutes later, but the puck was cleared out of danger.