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Editorial Roundup: Texas

Sep. 13, 2021 10:05 AM EDT

Dallas Morning News. Sept. 10, 2021. Editorial: PBR World Finals is moving to Fort Worth, where rodeo belongs On Aug. 31, the Professional Bull Riders organization announced that its most prestigious event, the PBR World Finals, will move to Dickies...

Indiana legislators eye Texas abortion law but not this year

Sep. 02, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s Republican-dominated Legislature has approved numerous abortion restrictions over the past decade but its top leaders said Thursday it won’t hurry to adopt legislation patterned after a new Texas law that bans most abortions. Even...

Biden blasts high court failure to block Texas abortion curb

Sep. 02, 2021 14:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday blasted the Supreme Court's decision not to block a new Texas law banning most abortions in the state and directed federal agencies to do what they can to “insulate women and providers” from the impact. Hours...

McAuliffe talks abortion, Youngkin taxes at Virginia forum

Sep. 01, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Democrat Terry McAuliffe told northern Virginia business leaders Wednesday that the recently enacted abortion legislation in Texas serves as a warning about what might happen if Republican Glenn Youngkin is elected governor. “We need to be concerned...

EXPLAINER: Details of the final version of Texas voting bill

Aug. 31, 2021 21:00 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The sweeping changes to Texas' election code now awaiting GOP Gov. Greg Abbott's signature would make it harder — sometimes even legally riskier — to cast a ballot in the state, which already has some of the nation's most restrictive voting laws. ...

Texas Legislature sends sweeping GOP voting bill to governor

Aug. 31, 2021 18:57 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The GOP-controlled Texas Legislature passed a broad overhaul of the state’s election laws Tuesday, tightening already strict voting rules and dealing a bruising defeat to Democrats who waged a monthslong fight over what they argued was a brazen attempt to...

Texas Legislature gives final approval to sweeping GOP voting bill; Gov. Greg Abbott has said he'll sign it

Aug. 31, 2021 17:23 PM EDT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Legislature gives final approval to sweeping GOP voting bill; Gov. Greg Abbott has said he'll sign it.

Texas House approves GOP election changes; Senate preparing to send package to Gov. Greg Abbott

Aug. 31, 2021 14:00 PM EDT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas House approves GOP election changes; Senate preparing to send package to Gov. Greg Abbott.

Marchers across US call on Congress to bolster voting rights

Aug. 28, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of voting rights advocates rallied across the country Saturday to call for sweeping federal laws that would wipe out voting restrictions advancing in some Republican-controlled states that could make it harder to cast a ballot. Many activists...

Texas GOP advances voting bill after Democrats’ holdout ends

Aug. 27, 2021 00:49 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republicans advanced new voting restrictions Thursday night after months of protests by Democrats, who after returning from a 38-day walkout are now all but out of ways to stop a bill that includes a ban on drive-thru voting and would empower poll watchers. ...