Jul 23 2017
In 2015 alone, more than 100K professionals moved to Texas for jobs.
Disagreement doesn't have to be disagreeable. "Help my teachers be able to help me better".
It's a tactic that gay activists believe is working. "How do we know you're entitled to be in the women's restroom?" asked Marissa Johnson, a transgender woman. Insurance companies would receive premium tax credits in exchange for contributions to scholarship organizations.
Nelson proposed borrowing money for the bonuses and health benefits from the Health and Human Services Commission, by deferring payments to health care companies that provide Medicaid through the state's privatized system.
A transgender student who now identifes as a boy said he gets awkward looks from female classmates when he uses the girls' restroom, but his school will not allow him to use the boys' bathroom.
All Republicans on the State Affairs Committee voted in favor, as did Sen.
In addition, SB-16, the school finance bill was advanced.
Senate Bill 15 would pre-empt local ordinances on mobile phone usage, effectively rolling back provisions in more than 40 Texas cities that currently post hands-free ordinances stricter than the statewide texting ban.
That means Senators and Representatives can now work to pass things like the bathroom bill, abortion restrictions and education savings accounts.
The lawsuit argues HB 142 violates constitutional due process and equal protection rights, as well as federal anti-discrimination laws as they pertain to schools and workplaces.
"The decision on whether to have local tree protections rules should be made at the local level by the citizens in each community and not by an overreaching centralized government here in Austin", said Mary Dennis, the mayor of Live Oak and the president of the Texas Municipal League. Opponents say that no evidence has been given to back up claims that any threat exists-in fact, research has show it's actually transgender people who are at risk.
As expected, Senators took the final vote and unanimously passing legislation to keep five state agencies, including the medical board that licenses doctors, operating through 2019.
The legislation would also apply to Title IX programs in school athletics programs.
He called the bill "anti-worker, anti-access to the courts, and anti-LGBTQ". "The gender that a player identifies with is considered to be that player's gender, which may or may not correspond with that person's sex".
Taylor said regular public input was unlikely.
As in North Carolina, critics and advocates of the Texas proposal expect a series of lawsuits if the legislation is adopted - more legal challenges that could further define the rights of transgender people in this country. "I don't foresee us having a public hearing every time".
However, the bills still must pass the House, and Speaker Joe Straus has been very critical of the measures.
The usually non-controversial agency bills failed during Texas' 140-day regular session that ended Memorial Day, in part because Patrick wanted to force an overtime session so lawmakers could approve conservative bills that failed earlier this year. "It's about finding a balance between declaring your gender and having the right to protect your child".
Jul 23 2017
Spieth to take three-shot lead into British Open final round
He was five shots off the pace, tied with Branden Grace , who broke the major championship scoring record with a 62. He had a chance for an eagle at the par-5 15th, but missed an 8-footer and settled for a birdie.
Jul 23 2017
Spieth moves clear of field at British Open
And thought to myself, I am glad I'm over here, glad I'm doing this. "I was very pleased with our tee-to-green performance". He doesn't have any plans to treat himself to something special - although the Claret Jug might be nice to get on Sunday.
Jul 22 2017
Poulter feeling his confidence rising at British Open
His fellow countrymen Ian Poulter and Richard Bland are three under par along with Justin Thomas and the Canadian Austin Connelly. Though he did not record a birdie on Friday, the American was still enthused by the way he fought through the tough conditions.
Jul 21 2017
#SikkimStandoff: Ex-Chinese diplomat says Indian troops must withdraw or die
Sushma Swaraj accused China of violating the terms of a written agreement reached between India, China and Bhutan in 2012. China and India have a number of border disputes, although the section now in question is generally regarded as stable.
Jul 21 2017
Extreme Heat Blanketing the Chattahoochee Valley and the Plains
Afternoon highs will likely be in the mid-90s, with heat indexes that could reach nearly 100 degrees later this week. An Excessive Heat Watch is in place from Wednesday afternoon through Friday evening.
Jul 21 2017
Pound climbs against the Euro ahead of European Central Bank meeting
DRAGHI IN FOCUS: Markets are now waiting for Draghi's post-decision news conference held for clues about the bank's plans. The euro dropped to $1.1489 against the dollar on the news, losing some of the gains recorded in recent weeks.
Jul 21 2017
LaHood, Davis call for Senate to act on ACA
In some states, districts use Medicaid to help cover such services as vision and hearing screenings for those who are eligible. The Affordable Care Act is also known as Obamacare because it was championed and enacted by former President Barack Obama.
Jul 20 2017
Last Sri Lanka tour changed India's mindset, says Kohli
The real test for Kohli and Shastri will be their away tours. That happens with good communication with the support staff. The mindset immediately was to try and win the series.
Jul 20 2017
Heat expected to build through the week
A few isolated storms will be possible by late next week, but the forecast is looking relatively dry after Saturday night. As hot high pressure takes full control later this week, we will see abundant sunshine the second half of this workweek.
Jul 20 2017
Morata: Chelsea agree terms with Real Madrid
With Zidane appearing to consider that Morata is not good enough to be a first-choice starter, the player has chose to leave. Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata has agreed to join Premier League Champions Chelsea , the club have announced.
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