Also Saturday, the House gave final approval to SB 6, requiring cities in counties with populations above 500,000 to get voter approval before annexing areas where more than 200 people live. Saturday could be a pivotal day for that issue, as the House is slated to take up a key property tax reform measure.
Under state Rep. Giovanni Capriglione's House Bill 13, those requirements would get more strict: Physicians would have to submit reports to the state health commission within three days that include detailed information such as the patient's year of birth, race, marital status, state and county of residence, and the date of her last menstrual cycle. Their passage drew House floor applause.
The Senate has set the rate at 4 percent and the differences will have to be worked out.
Efforts to approve a bill that would restrict bathroom access for people who are transgender have stalled in the Texas House. It's emerged as the main education-related debate of the special session, as other items under that category, such as a teacher pay raise and vouchers for special-needs students, have fallen by the wayside.
The bill returns to the Senate, which can agree to House changes or seek a conference committee to negotiate over the changes.
Texas' big cities are booming like few places in the US, and mayors say Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is doing damage by trying to rein them in.
China activities on South China Sea irks U.S. , allies A more direct warning was aimed at the United States in a government statement published by the state-run KCNA news agency. The Office of Website Management, Bureau of Public Affairs, manages this site as a portal for information from the U.S.
"Senate Bill 1 does not provide relief for taxpayers". After a final vote in the Senate, it will head to the governor's desk. Both measures contain exemptions, although their details differ.
The Senate approved HB 7, relating to city tree ordinances, but not before making big changes in committee to the version that passed out of the House, including further restricting cities' abilities to prevent private landowners from cutting down trees on their property.
As they did when a similar measure passed the Senate earlier in the session, Democrats attempted to amend the bill to include exceptions for fetal abnormalities, rape and incest.
Rep. Diana Arévalo, D-San Antonio, is among the bill's opponents.
Both chambers were meeting Saturday.
Bonnen also repeatedly said that the bill would not actually lower property tax bills, but would only allow voters to block some increases.
President Donald Trump has offered fiery warnings for North Korea, saying that the US military was "locked and loaded". Pacific bases, notably in Guam and Hawaii. "This administration has made our policy very clear".
West Ham will be looking to former United striker Javier Hernandez to bring a consistent goalscoring presence to their attack. Moments later Paul Pogba fired in the fourth after he was slipped in by Martial to complete the rout.
However the ability of his United side to reach those heights will depend on the ability of Lukaku , according to Martin Keown. Manchester United won the EFL Cup and the Europa League last season to mask over their Premier League disappointment.
Investors instead turned to safe-haven assets such as gold, pushing it to a two-month high, and the Japanese yen rose. When you're due, there's always going to be something that happens in the world that's going to make people nervous.
The statement was issued a day after the meeting of the 27 members of the major regional security forum in Manila. However, he said, China will enforce the resolution regardless in the name of regional peace and stability.
Trump said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was not going to get away with his "horrific" comments and disrespecting America. Trump has said he would not allow Pyongyang to develop a nuclear weapon capable of hitting the United States.
But I think it's important for the people around him, George, to give him direct advice, to be blunt with him. During the call, he called former chief of staff Reince Priebus a "f--ing paranoid schizophrenic".
Guam's Office of Civil Defense began disseminating fact sheets Friday to help residents prepare for a North Korea missile attack. "Do not use conditioner in your hair because it will bind radioactive material to your hair", it continues.
Cruise was strapped into a safety device during the stunt but fell short when he jumped between the buildings. Cruise explained , "I was hit by a tiny particle from the runway and I literally thought it broke my ribs".
Big Brother 19 spoilers revealed that Mark realizes that when Cody is out of the house, he will be the number one target. Paul has also been very insistent about sending Cody home and keeping Elena since the latter is more loyal to her.
Earlier, the youth clashed with the security forces in Awneera to break the cordon around the village on Saturday. A civilian, Imtiyaz Ahmad Mir, who sustained injuries in a petrol bomb explosion succumbed to his injuries.
In this regard, South Korea saw a possible move that might alleviate tensions by proposing dialogues with #North Korea . One of the concerns raised during the discussion was the recurring missile tests conducted by North Korea.
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