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FDA bans sale of e-cigarettes to minors

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized a rule last week that extends the agency’s authority to additional products, including e-cigarettes. As part of its new rule, the FDA is prohibiting the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, a step the 84th Texas … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Texas Department of Insurance adopts final rules on navigators

The individuals and entities known as navigators, who are charged with helping consumers find health care coverage under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, will be subject to new rules in Texas starting this month. The Texas Department … Continue reading

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