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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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States could receive online sales tax revenue after Supreme Court decision

In the wake of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, online merchants doing significant business in a state may be required to collect sales taxes on products shipped to that state even if the merchant has no physical presence there. … 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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State considers fixes to school finance

Following a Texas Supreme Court ruling in May that upheld the constitutionality of the school finance system, lawmakers are examining several ways to revise the funding structure, which the court called an “ossified regime ill-suited for 21st century Texas.” The House committees on appropriations … Continue reading

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Supreme Court upholds fee on small tobacco producers

The Texas Supreme Court earlier this month upheld the constitutionality of a law enacted in 2013 imposing a fee on certain tobacco companies that were not parties to a 1998 settlement with the state. The court ruled that the Legislature had a rational basis … Continue reading

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