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6:14 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Catholic Charities Gets Ready For New Clients: Republicans Prepare Their Next Move

Catholic Charities CEO Arne Nelson and its Director of Immigration and Legal Services, Vanna Slaughter welcomed President Obama's executive order on immigration reform. It will help thousands of clients they work with every day
Bill Zeeble KERA News

Catholic Charities and other advocates for immigrants are making plans to deal with 180,000 North Texans covered by the policy change President Obama unveiled Thursday night. So how’s the idea playing on both sides of the issue?

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Government
11:30 am
Thu November 13, 2014

John Cornyn Picked to Be Next Senate Majority Whip

U.S. Senator John Cornyn will be the first Texan to serve as Senate majority whip since Lyndon Johnson from 1951-1953.
Texas Tribune/Flickr

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas will be the Senate's next majority whip, Republicans in the upper chamber decided in a Thursday morning vote.

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Government
2:28 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

First Day of Legislative Filing Draws More Than 350 Bills

Anneke Paterson The Texas Tribune

There might still be two months before the 84th legislative session starts, but eager lawmakers aren't waiting to get their legislation on the table.

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Government
12:04 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

Feds Have New Leverage In Medicaid Showdown

Marjorie Cotera The Texas Tribune

If Texas wants to keep receiving billions of federal dollars to help hospitals care for uninsured patients, state lawmakers may have to look again at expanding Medicaid coverage for impoverished adults, some political observers say.

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Government
6:59 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Griggs: Dallas Will Consider Requiring Landlords To Accept Public Housing Vouchers

Federal housing subsidies helped replace older, low-income apartments at the Wynnewood complex in South Dallas with new affordable units.
Shelley Kofler KERA News

The city of Dallas and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development have settled a complaint that involved the city’s use of incentives for locating low-income housing.

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Government
12:09 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

TxDOT Commissioner Says New Funding Could Change Reliance On Toll Roads

Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck presents a volunteerism award to Victor Vandergriff in 2011.
City of Arlington

In addition to the many candidates on the Nov. 4 ballot, Texans are voting on a constitutional amendment known as Proposition 1. If it passes, a portion of oil and gas tax money flowing into the state’s rainy day savings account will be used for transportation.

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Government
11:26 am
Sat October 18, 2014

Supreme Court Requires Texas Voter ID For Voting That Begins Monday

When early voting begins Monday Texans will be required to show a valid Voter ID at the polls.
Shelley Kofler KERA News

The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election.

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Government
5:09 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Federal Court Reinstates Texas Voter ID For Upcoming Election

Julian Aguilar Texas Tribune

A federal court today confirmed that Texas voters will need a valid photo ID when early voting begins next Monday. 

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Government
7:19 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Obama Orders Airstrikes In Syria, Saying U.S. Will 'Take Out' Islamic State

President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria for the first time Wednesday night.
White House/YouTube/PBS

President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria for the first time Wednesday night, along with expanded strikes in Iraq as part of "a steady, relentless effort" to root out Islamic State extremists and their spreading reign of terror.

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Government
12:00 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Hensarling's Political Muscle Tested In His Fight Against Export-Import Bank

Credit U.S. House of Representatives

Late Tuesday, Republicans in the U.S. House moved to temporarily extend the authority of the Export-Import Bank as part of a funding bill needed to prevent a government shutdown at month's end.

U.S. Rep. Jeb Hensarling, a Dallas Republican, has bucked businesses and some Republicans in his battle to phase out the agency that finances U.S. exports.

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