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UPDATED: Senate Passes House Bill 2
Rejected amendments, dramatic speeches, and finally a vote
"...UPDATE: As expected, the Texas Senate tonight voted 19-11 in favor of passing House Bill..."

July 12, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Senate Speeds Through Anti-Choice Bills
Senate prioritizes anti-abortion bills during special session
"...a week into the special session and the Texas Senate is on a dizzying fast-track to advance anti-choice bills...."

July 25, 2017 News Post by Mary Tuma

Early Start for Senate Abortion Debate
Capitol doors open at 7am for committee hearing sign up
"...be an early start for anyone giving testimony on Senate Bill 1 – the new restrictions on reproductive rights..."

July 7, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Senate Confirms Abbott's Nominee for State Office of Administrative Hearings Chief
Governor's list has hundreds of unconfirmed "holdover" officials
"...new Chief Administrative Law Judge, following the April 24 Senate confirmation of the recommendation of its Committee on Nominations...."

May 2, 2019 News Post by Michael King

Senate Hearing on Abortion Regs Bill Underway
Hearing expected to last 16 hours
"...Texas Senate staffers had a procedure for registering witnesses up and..."

July 8, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

When Dewhurst Goes Back to Senate
How Cruz and Campbell's run-off wins rewrite the Legislature
"...defeating Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst for the GOP US Senate nomination last night, there's been surprisingly little mention of..."

Aug. 3, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Looking at the Hard-to-Handicap Race for a Texas Senate Seat
Who will take Kirk Watson's Texas Senate District 14 seat?
"...Texas Senate District 14, up for grabs in this month’s special..."

July 10, 2020 News Feature by Michael King

Texas Senate Education Committee Advances Its Own School Finance Plan
SB 4 would essentially gut the House version of the bill
"...The Texas Senate Education Committee voted 8-0-3 to advance a fleshed out..."

May 1, 2019 News Post by Austin Sanders

Senate Approves Judicial Bypass Restrictions
Senate OKs bill restricting abortion access for abused minors
"...another step forward to becoming law, as the Texas Senate gave final approval to the package legislation on Tuesday...."

May 29, 2015 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Senate Votes to Ban Insurance Coverage for Abortion
GOP moves to prevent health insurers from covering abortion
"...UPDATE: By a 21-10 vote the Texas Senate passed SB 575 on third reading Wednesday afternoon...."

May 6, 2015 News Post by Mary Tuma

Winners and Losers on the Senate Committees
The shakeout from Dan Patrick's first chair shuffle
"...The 5pm Friday infodumps known as Texas Senate press releases began last week with the announcement by..."

Jan. 25, 2015 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Watson for State Senate
Travis County Senator strikes himself off gubernatorial candidate list
"..."I will run for re-election to the Texas Senate in 2010."..."

Aug. 14, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Kirk Watson Resigns From Texas Senate
Former Austin mayor jumps ship for academia, effective April 30
"...mayor and its District 14 rep in the Texas Senate since 2006, announced today that he'll be stepping down..."

Feb. 18, 2020 News Post by Kimberley Jones

Election 2014 Begins as Senate Draws Lots
Term lengths allocation starts to reshape plans for higher office
"...fundraising: After this mornings drawing of straws for Texas Senate term durations, both are running for re-election in 2014...."

Jan. 23, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Rep. Rodriguez on Senate Redistricting
Are Texans with Spanish surnames all the same?
"...Under the proposal for Senate redistricting put forward by Redistricting Committee Chair Kel Seliger,..."

May 12, 2011 News Post by Lee Nichols

Senate Redistricting Chops Up Travis County
Austin split four ways in proposed map
"...redistricting are not paranoia: A map of proposed state Senate redistricting released this afternoon does exactly that, threatening Austin..."

May 11, 2011 News Post by Lee Nichols

Greg Casar Will Not Run for Kirk Watson's Vacant Senate Seat
Austin council member says: “I’m staying right where I am”
"...Member Greg Casar will not run for the Texas Senate seat opened up by Kirk Watson’s retirement. In a..."

May 4, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

U.S. Senate Candidate Tzintzún Ramirez's Campaign "Joke" Raises Eyebrows
An endorsement from Susan Sarandon didn't help matters
"...It’s been a tough week for U.S. Senate candidate and Austinite Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez. First she got..."

Jan. 6, 2020 News Post by Michael King

Texas Senate Passes Forced Abortion Counseling Bill
SB 2234: A "dangerous expansion of state power"
"...paternalistic, it’s anti-choice, it’s a bill by the Texas Senate...."

May 3, 2019 News Post by Mary Tuma

Sweeping Religious Freedom Bill Heads to Senate
The Senate State Affairs Committee approves a license to discriminate
"...with a toilet flush, but with a whimper, the Senate State Affairs Committee sent a sweeping religious refusal bill..."

March 26, 2019 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Bathroom Bill Flushed to Senate
Despite 21 hours of testimony, SB 6 goes to chamber floor
"...told a story Tuesday night about the problems with Senate Bill 6...."

March 8, 2017 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Senate Committee Will Take Up Version of Abortion Regs on Monday
Hearing on bill day before Senate reconvenes
"...The Senate Health and Human Services Committee will gather at 10..."

July 3, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

The Emptying Senate
Two big GOP committee chairs leaving Texas upper chamber
"...dramatic changes in the future leadership of the Texas Senate. Senate Education Committee Chair Florence Shapiro, R-Plano, and Senate..."

Sept. 20, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Ultrasound Debate Underway in Senate Committee
Senate Committee hears testimony on Patrick's ultrasound bill
"...A hearing in the Senate's State Affairs Committee on Sen. Dan Patrick's ultrasound-before-abortion bill..."

Feb. 9, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Watts Withdraws From Senate Race
San Antonio trial lawyer says stress on family too great
"...Watts has withdrawn his exploratory candidacy for the U.S. Senate race, meaning that Houston state Rep. Rick Noriega will..."

Oct. 23, 2007 News Post by Lee Nichols

U.S. Senate Debate Closes Upbeat Texas Dem Convention
M.J. Hegar and Royce West seize the center
"...U.S. Senate candidates M.J. Hegar and Royce West met in a..."

June 8, 2020 News Post by Michael King

Brady PAC Endorses MJ Hegar for Senate
Violence prevention org says she’s best candidate on guns
"...endorsed MJ Hegar over Royce West in the U.S. Senate run-off, scheduled for May 26...."

March 20, 2020 News Post by Michael King

Eckhardt Resigns as Travis County Judge, Enters State Senate Race
Predecessor Sam Biscoe appointed to fill seat until November election
"...though yet to be called, special election in Texas Senate District 14 to replace the retiring Kirk Watson...."

March 10, 2020 News Post by Mike Clark-Madison

'We're Not Gonna Take It': HB 2 Passes Senate Committee
Moves to full Senate; can be heard as early as tomorrow
"...Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take It" as the Senate Health and Human Services Committee this morning voted 6-3..."

July 11, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Senate Committee Approves Life-with-Parole Measure
Issue added to special session call this week
"...Members of the Texas Senate Criminal Justice Committee this afternoon considered in a hearing..."

June 12, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

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