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Past articles by Sanya:

For daily fantasy sports sites, legal limbo in Texas set to continue

A bill that would have affirmed the legality of some popular fantasy sports sites in Texas died this legislative session, continuing a murky legal landscape for players in the state. → Read More

The Brief: The 85th Texas legislative session ends with threats of violence

Accusations of racism, threats and violence shot through the lower chamber on a tense last day of the regular legislative session. → Read More

The Brief: It's the last day of the 85th Texas legislative session. Ready for a special session?

The threat of legislative overtime looms over lawmakers' heads, as the two chambers struggled to reach consensus on key bills. → Read More

The Brief: Bill that would overhaul school finance is declared dead

After Rep. Dan Huberty said he wouldn't accept the Senate's changes to House Bill 21, the lower chamber voted to seek a conference committee. Sen. Larry Taylor, chairman for the Senate Education Committee, was not on board. → Read More

Bill on certification pits doctors against hospitals

A bill slated to hit the Texas House floor on Tuesday would bar hospitals and health plans from differentiating between physicians who have undergone a widely-used recertification process and those who haven't. → Read More

School lunch bill revived as an amendment; no longer mandatory

After being denied by the House Freedom Caucus multiple times, a measure to let schools give meals to students without money in their accounts — and a grace period to pay insufficient balances — was revived as an amendment to another bill → Read More

After waiting 3 days to see dead son, grieving mom on mission to change Texas law

Currently, parents need permission from a justice of the peace or medical examiner to see their deceased child if his or her death occurs outside a hospital or health care institution. → Read More

The Brief: One of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick's must pass bills is up in the House today

The House will take up a property tax bill today that could push the 85th legislative session into overtime if it doesn't pass. → Read More

Texas Senate OKs bill to discourage weather-related lawsuits

A tort-reform bill that would discourage property owners from suing insurers over weather-related claims tentatively passed the Texas Senate on Tuesday. → Read More

The Brief: It's doomsday for a lot of House bills today

It's countdown time. Thursday is the last day that House-originated legislation can receive tentative approval in the lower chamber. Here's what you need to know. → Read More

The Brief: What Texans in Congress say so far about James Comey's firing

Last night, Donald Trump fired FBI director James Comey. Here's what Texans are saying about it. → Read More

House tweak to Houston pension bill could buy firefighters' fund more time

Houston’s problematic pension funds, which have caused financial woes and spurred political battles for years, just moved closer to getting a massive makeover. → Read More

5 things you need to know about Texas' "sanctuary cities" ban

Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a ban on "sanctuary cities" into law. Here's what you need to know about what the provisions entail and how it will affect Texans. → Read More

Texas House passes bill to make it harder to sue over weather damage

The Texas House gave initial passage on Thursday to an insurance bill that would make it harder for property owners to sue insurers over weather-related damage to property. → Read More

The Brief: Gov. Greg Abbott indicates he'll sign bill banning "sanctuary" policies

A bill that would outlaw "sanctuary" policies is headed to Gov. Greg Abbott's desk. He's expected to sign it. → Read More

The Brief: While you slept, the Texas House tentatively passed a sanctuary cities ban

After more than 16 hours of emotional debate — which left some lawmakers in tears — the Texas House tentatively passed a controversial bill that would ban "sanctuary" policies in Texas. → Read More

The Brief: Here's what happened at the Texas Capitol while you slept

House Lawmakers debated some contentious legislation Wednesday, including measures on ride-hailing, bathrooms and school finance. Here's what you missed while you slept. → Read More

Texas education board tentatively votes to change high school biology standards

The State Board of Education has given preliminary approval to revised curriculum standards that would no longer require students to challenge scientific theories about evolution. → Read More

The Brief: The House and Senate clash over cash

The House and Senate budgets have both allocated about $218 billion for the state. But crucial differences remain on how much each proposal funds important resources. → Read More

The Brief: TABC's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad hearing

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission's spending controversies landed them in the hot seat with Texas lawmakers on Thursday. The House Committee on General Investigating and Ethics grilled top officials from TABC for more than three hours. → Read More