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Politics
7:32 am
Mon July 8, 2013

Will He Or Won't He? Gov. Perry Expected To Tell Texas Today

Gov. Rick Perry in the Texas State Capitol.
Shelley Kofler KERA News

Texas Republicans are holding their collective breath. Gov. Rick Perry is expected to announce whether or not he'll seek a fourth consecutive term at 1 p.m.

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Government
3:37 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

Dozens Of Texas Schools Not Following Law For School Safety Plans

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Attorney General Greg Abbott's office has released  a  list of 78 Texas school districts that have not filed a school safety plan or an updated audit of the plan as required by law.

The list includes North Central Texas school districts in Crandall, Italy, Kennedale, Milford and Melissa. 

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Health/Science
5:47 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

Healthcare Overhaul: Pros and Cons for Texas

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The Supreme Court will rule this month on the federal health care law – as early as this week. BJ Austin talked with health care policy expert Anne Dunkelberg and Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.

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Daily Roundup
12:37 pm
Tue May 8, 2012

Court Chastens Texas In Voter ID Case

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A federal court has warned Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott to turnover evidence in the Voter ID case or the law will not be in effect by November.

In a sternly-worded order released late Monday, a three-judge panel in Washington said that if Texas doesn't turn-over key evidence in 48 hours, the July trial will be delayed further. Federal attorneys have repeatedly complained Abbott's staff have used legal maneuvers to avoid turning over important documents and keeping lawmakers from testifying.

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Government
12:06 am
Tue March 27, 2012

Abbott Defends Texas Opposition To Federal Health Plan

Texas Attorney General Gregg Abbott

State Attorney General Gregg Abbott will have a seat in the US Supreme Court again today as Texas and 25 other states continue their three-day challenge of the federal healthcare law.

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Government
8:46 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

One Legal Look At Abbott's Voting Right Challenge

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Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has petitioned to throw out part of the Voting Rights Act, saying it’s unconstitutional. It follows the Justice Department’s move earlier this week to block the state’s Voter ID law. KERA’s Bill Zeeble reports one professor isn’t sure The AG’s argument is persuasive enough.

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Government
8:22 pm
Mon March 12, 2012

U.S. Justice Department Rejects Texas Voter ID

Texas Republicans are fuming over the U.S. Justice Department’s rejection of the state’s Voter Identification law. KERA’s Bill Zeeble reports as a result of the ruling, primary voters may not have to produce a photo ID in order to cast a ballot this spring.

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Government
7:08 pm
Mon February 6, 2012

Missed Deadline Will Likely Delay Texas Primary

There is a high likelihood Texas’ April 3 primary will be delayed. That follows the failure of groups battling over election boundaries to reach an agreement Monday as KERA’s Shelley Kofler reports.

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