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Austin's homeless residents say Abbott's intervention is a short-term setback without a long-term solution

TxDOT began removing property and debris from under Austin's highways as the number of places Austin ordinances let homeless people camp dwindles.

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Analysis: Why Texas Republicans are launching trial balloons on gun laws

Two of the University of Texas/Texas Tribune pollsters say top state officials edging into slightly tighter gun control laws are taking their cues from the changing electoral climate — not from changing attitudes among voters.

House Bill 3: Improving Texas Education

The 86th Texas Legislature passed House Bill 3, a sweeping and historic bipartisan education finance bill signed into law by Texas Governor Greg Abbott. Since its passing, House Bill 3 has been the talk of the town by local representatives, school boards, educators and community members alike. It is a complex and monumental bill, restructuring financial aspects of Texas education. The bill can be broken down into four major policy areas: teacher support, improving student outcomes, increasing funding and reduction and reform of property taxes and recapture. 

Texas has the most people without health insurance in the nation — again

For the second year in a row, the number of Texans without health insurance increased, and fewer people enrolled in Medicaid.

Gov. Greg Abbott issues 8 executive orders aimed at stopping potential mass shooters

The orders focus largely on improving reporting channels when members of the public or law enforcement agencies worry that a person might be a threat to commit violence.

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Fed is headed for two quarter-point rate cuts this year: Survey

Economists now expect the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates multiple times this year – coming round to the view held by investors, though they haven't gotten all the way there …

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