As seniors across the state prepare to graduate in the next two weeks, the most significant effort by Texas to level the playing field for college admissions turns 20. The Top 10 Percent Rule was created in 1997 and guaranteed admissions to any Texas public university to a senior who placed in the top 10-percent of their graduating class.
The city of Dallas on Wednesday said "significant progress" has been made in Senate negotiations to make changes to legislation to save the Dallas Police and Fire Pension. Councilmen Adam McGough was part of a three member council team that included Jennifer Gates and Lee Kleinman that spent Monday and Tuesday in Austin. Dallas senators Royce West and Don Huffines have coordinated the negotiations between the city and seven police and fire unions.
AUSTIN -- Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday filed the first lawsuit related to the so-called "sanctuary cities" bill, in preparation for expected legal challenges from immigration groups. The lawsuit filed under the federal Declaratory Judgement Act, asks a judge to declare S.B. 4 constitutional before any legal challenge is filed. “This is a public safety issue that requires swift resolution," Paxton said Monday.