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 Bob Daemmrich for the Texas Tribune

Senate approves bill restricting abortion insurance

A bill requiring Texas women to pay a separate health insurance premium to get coverage for non-emergency abortions — what opponents have dubbed "rape insurance" — is close to becoming law.

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 Bob Daemmrich for the Texas Tribune

Texas House approves "compromise" city annexation bill

Legislation that would allow Texans to vote on whether cities in large counties can annex areas outside of their limits — a contentious issue that prompted a filibuster in May — got one step closer to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk Friday.

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