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State Lawmakers File Bills to Start School Finance Talks

One state lawmaker is trying to jump-start how to fix Texas' school finance system before the State Supreme Court decides on the constitutionality of it. Democratic Sen. Kirk Watson filed a slate of bills this week he says would allow lawmakers to improve the system without affecting areas on which the court could decide. Our Karina Kling takes a look at what's in some of them. 12/19/2014 04:57 PM

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New Push to Legalize Medical Marijuana in Texas

After Congress' quiet move on medical marijuana, one state lawmaker says he's now looking to take a bill he's been pushing for years one step further. In Congress' 1,600-plus page spending bill approved over the weekend is a provision that effectively ends the federal government's prohibition on medical marijuana. Our Karina Kling has more on why one state rep says that gives ammunition for legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes statewide. 12/18/2014 10:05 AM

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Adler Tops Martinez in Mayoral Runoff

Steve Adler won the race to be Austin's next mayor by a large margin Tuesday night. He will serve as the city's mayor for the next four years. City Reporter Jeff Stensland caught up with the mayor-elect and challenger Mike Martinez. 12/17/2014 08:53 AM

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Capital Tonight: Gay Marriage Legislative Battle

GAY MARRIAGE: Capital Tonight’s Karina Kling updates where the debate over gay marriage in Texas stands in the courts and at the Capitol. Plus, CPRIT’s CEO Wayne Roberts joins Paul Brown to discuss how the agency has regrouped since the moratorium on grants was lifted more than a year ago. 12/16/2014 10:31 PM

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Capital Tonight: Obamacare Deadline

OBAMACARE DEADLINE: Capital Tonight’s Karina Kling reports on the second round for Obamacare enrollment. And Governor-Elect Abbott talks about the prospects for Medicaid expansion next session. 12/15/2014 09:12 PM

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