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Study examines Internet connectivity in Texas schools

A legislatively mandated study recently found that 26 percent of public school campuses in Texas responding to a survey met a state-specified target for Internet connectivity speed and 62 percent met the target for network connection speed between the district and each school campus.

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House committee to examine effects of federal environmental rules

The recently formed Texas House Committee on Federal Environmental Regulation will examine this interim how several proposed or finalized U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules could affect jobs, economic development, and energy rates and reliability in Texas. The committee will … Continue reading

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Lawmakers review use of tuition waivers by former foster youth

Texas lawmakers this interim are considering ways to increase enrollment and retention of the state’s former foster youth in higher education. Relatively few complete post-secondary education, despite a Texas law that entitles certain former foster youth to free tuition and … Continue reading

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State lawmakers review options for federal Clean Power Plan

Texas would have to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from its coal-fired power plants to 39 percent below 2012 levels by 2030 under proposed rules released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in June. State officials in Texas have discussed whether to … Continue reading

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Lawmakers review growing concerns about patent ‘trolls’

As lawsuits over ambiguous patent infringements become a growing concern in several states, including Texas, committees in the Texas Legislature are reviewing the issue this interim. The issue involves patent assertion entities (PAEs) acquiring vaguely worded patents for products or processes … Continue reading

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