Monthly Archives: November 2015

Questions raised about school obesity programs

In evaluating approaches to addressing obesity, the 85th Legislature may consider one study’s findings that a state-funded fitness program did not achieve its goal of reducing obesity among Texas middle school students. Lawmakers are studying state programs targeting chronic disease and obesity as … Continue reading

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State responds to chronic wasting disease in captive deer

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) detected in white-tailed deer bred at a Texas facility recently prompted state agency officials to adopt rules restricting the movement and release of breeder deer. While some say the rules adopted by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) are reasonable … Continue reading

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Texas licensing agencies review impact of Supreme Court ruling in North Carolina regulatory case

Several Texas licensing and regulatory agencies are reviewing the potential effect on their agencies of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in a case involving a North Carolina dental board’s effort to stop non-dentists from engaging in teeth whitening.

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States consider regulation of fantasy sports wagering

As interest in daily fantasy sports (DFS) games increases, so do questions about the role of state and federal regulation of wagering on these games. The growing popularity of the games, heavy advertising by companies offering wagering, and questions about how … Continue reading

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