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

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

Jimmy Flannigan, Austin's first openly gay city council member, said that the discrimination embodied by HB 2899 goes against Texas values.

Rep. Manny Diaz, sponsor of the "Fewer Better Tests Act", tied several of the ideas from that bill into a separate effort to allow parents and others to see certain state tests after students take them.

71 percent of the voters approved the provisions in amendment two, but finding that level of agreement for the measures working their way through committees has been hard.

The bill would allow more protection for high school journalists to freely cover news without fear of censorship from administrators, alleviating restrictions from a 1988 case known as Hazelwood vs. Kuhlmeier. But he seems to expect his bill to moderate somewhat in negotiations. Huberty said the bill is not a total fix, but it's a start. "Our goal is to produce an implementing bill that honors the letter and the spirit of the constitutional amendment and does it in a way that protects Florida's citizens".

Rodrigues' proposal has come under fire after The Tampa Bay Times and The Miami Herald reported on the inclusion of numerous policy suggestions from Drug Free Florida-one of Amendment Two's chief opponents. That provision was removed at the request of Rep. Shevrin Jones, the committee's ranking Democrat.

In addition to providing a limited definition of sex, the bill also would require an annual name-based criminal background check at the local, state and national levels. She has a transgender child.

Georgia run-off sets test for Trump, and Democrats
The victor replaces Republican Tom Price , who stepped down to serve as Mr Trump's Secretary of Health and Human Services. Ossoff, a former congressional staffer and documentary filmmaker, ran on a pledge to "Make Trump Furious".

Lawmakers' decisions to end many businesses' exemptions from the franchise tax and hike cigarette taxes by $1 a pack, as well as cut property-tax rates, were crucial, he said.

"Obviously my world shifted, and I knew who I was through that", he said. "I just want to say it's a sad commentary on our society in general that we have to be discussing this but I believe it's very important".

"You've got a different ... climate here now in the House". City leaders from Dallas, San Antonio, Austin and El Paso called the bill discriminatory and transgender Texans from across the state told stories of the fear they feel from potential bathroom legislation.

"They're putting her life at risk on a daily basis by suggesting we pass this legislation", Gonzalez said.

A bill aimed at scaling back the number of standardized tests administered has passed its final Senate committee but not before picking up amendments dealing with recess and other education issues.


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