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States may allow betting on sports after Supreme Court ruling

Following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in May that cleared the way for states to legalize sports wagering, some states are allowing bets on the outcome of sporting events, and others are considering it. The Texas Constitution and state statutes prohibit sports … Continue reading

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Texas reviews how court rulings affect public information law

Lawmakers continue to review the effects of a 2015 Texas Supreme Court ruling that allows certain government contracting information to be withheld from public disclosure. Boeing v. Paxton addressed a provision of the Texas Public Information Act (PIA) that allows information to be withheld if it would … Continue reading

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Attorney general opinion addresses definition of electronic voting machine

A Texas attorney general opinion issued in October says a voting machine producing marked paper ballots as an added security measure qualifies as a direct recording electronic (DRE) voting machine under Texas law as long as it meets additional statutory requirements.

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Debate continues on guns in buildings that contain courtrooms

Some Texas cities and counties have lifted bans on handguns in multi-use government buildings that house courtrooms after individuals complained that the bans were too broad and therefore illegal. At least two challenges to local bans have moved to the courts. In 2015, the Texas Legislature … Continue reading

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AG issues opinion on property of closed charter schools

The Texas attorney general said in a June 20 opinion that the education commissioner has authority to take possession of property of a charter school that is no longer in operation and that a court likely would conclude that such … Continue reading

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