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Texas bill allowing unlicensed carry of guns clear committee

Texas bill allowing unlicensed carry of guns clear committee

It's an action that many are hoping will force more corporations to settle rather than draw out a lengthy and costly court battle. It would declare non-discrimination ordinances, including San Antonio's, "null and void". Speaker Joe Straus calls it bad for business.

A central provision of HB 21 is an increase in the basic allotment, the amount of state funding given to school districts per student. That's half of the more than $400 million that districts now receive through the expiring program. Taylor dealing with school formula funding and finance system.

"It's not the South Carolina Senate blocking the gas tax increase", said Sen.

"Funding the public schools is one of the most important things that we do".

The Texas House all but buried school vouchers. If it passes, it too will have one more committee stop before a floor vote.

Senator Tom Greene, a Republican from Burlington who is a retired pharmacist, said one estimate indicates more than 12,500 Iowans could qualify for such treatment if the bill becomes law.

The Senate unanimously passed the bill in March.

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved Senate Bills 124 and 387 with amendments Friday, just in time for the state Legislature's committee deadline - meaning any bill not voted out of committee in its originating chamber dies for the 2017 session.

Huberty's bill would let the program expire and create a transitional $200 grant program over the next two years to help school districts that lose money under his bill.

Texas educates 5.3 million-plus public school students, more than any state except California, but has endured almost 50 years of legal battles, with the Legislature frequently cutting classroom budgets and school districts responding with a series of lawsuits.

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For the full year in 2016, transportation and warehousing companies added 62,000 jobs, down from a 110,000-job increase in 2015. All of the new jobs were full-time positions in a province where employment has been on an upward trend since last fall.

Last session, Texas approved open carry of handguns but only for Texans with concealed carry licenses.

"While our system is lawful, it is very bad", he added. Community business leaders are also questioning why the bill is being advanced so easily through legislative Republicans when the party has historically been pro-corporation, Hart said.

Taylor hasn't said if he'll ensure that Huberty's school finance bill never makes it out of his committee.

Turner, D-Grand Prairie, sent letters to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Wednesday making sure the two are "aware of this ill-advised, intolerant legislation".

However, HB 2899, introduced last week, has a committee hearing Wednesday.

School districts would not be required to participate but could establish their own policies. "We're going to lose roughly a little over a million dollars if something is not done".

Houston Democratic Rep. Harold Dutton said Darby's change would only exacerbate the larger problems of a fundamentally flawed system.

"Putting somebody through pain, that's kind of like torture", he said. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.

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According to AAA, the average cost of regular gas Tuesday in SC varied from $2.09 per gallon in the Greenville area to $2.18 in Charleston.