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Texas Republicans ram through anti-abortion legislation in dead of night

Update: The Texas House rushed through final approval of the bill on Monday morning. It now heads to the Senate for reconciliation before final passage. Republicans in the Texas House of Representatives voted in the wee hours of Monday morning to cut off a marathon 15-hour debate over a bill…

Planned Parenthood sues Texas over exclusion from Medicaid funds

The Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) has filed a lawsuit in federal court against the state of Texas over the state’s exclusion of the nonprofit group’s clinics from a state women’s health program primarily funded by federal dollars. PPFA told Austin American Statesman reporter Chuck Lindell that they’ve already closed 12 clinics…

Perry claims stimulus ‘failed,’ neglecting to note its usefulness to Texas

The federal stimulus program that many experts agree kept the U.S. economy running in the midst of an unprecedented financial crisis was especially valuable to Texas, which accepted more aid dollars than any other state apart from California, using them to close nearly 97 percent of its budget deficit last…

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