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Sen. Troy Fraser, R-Horseshoe Bay, asks the Senate to adopt the conference committee report on voter ID legislation on May 9, 2011.
 Bob Daemmrich

Senate Adopts Voter ID Report

The state Senate today approved a conference committee report on the voter identification bill that includes changes that would allow citizens to use a new form of documentation to cast their ballots.

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 Graphic by Todd Wiseman

House: Foster Kids Must Get Records Faster

Responding to a Texas Tribune article about young adults who age out of foster care being denied their records, House lawmakers passed a bill today to require the prompt release of case files following a child's discharge from foster care.

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Presiding Officer of the Texas Forensic Science Commission John Bradley during a commission meeting April 14th, 2011
 Marjorie Kamys Cotera

Board Approves Report on Willingham

Members of a state forensic board today accepted an amended version of a report on convicted arsonist Cameron Todd Willingham's case, but won't rule on professional negligence until the attorney general says whether they have jurisdiction to do so.

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 Illustration by Jeramey Jannene/Paul Lowry/Todd Wiseman

Senate OKs Renaming, Shrinking RR Commission

The Senate approved a bill today that would change the name of the Railroad Commission to the Texas Oil and Gas Commission and reduce the size of the commission from three elected members to one elected commissioner.

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