Top Republican Confirms Senate Is Working On Writing Its Obamacare Repeal Bill

"On the issue of bathrooms, the House is availing itself of the same option".

"Calling it "absurd" that "'bathroom bills' have taken on greater urgency than fixing our school finance system", Straus said the House is "availing itself" of the same actions the Senate took on school finance legislation by refusing to appoint members to conference committee on legislation originally meant to address the state's complex, outdated school funding formulas. Critics say the language is vague and won't have much of an impact on school policy.

Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi confirmed to Politico the upper chamber still plans to use the reconciliation process to pass the measure, allowing them to get the legislation through the Senate with a simple majority. "That is a local issue with local school boards". "I'm honored to have her join us today to be part of this significant moment", said Campbell.

"He says he has compromised enough".

The Lieutenant Governor called a news conference after the Speaker held his.

"We're seeing senators across the ideological spectrum working to try to get to yes", Senator Ted Cruz said. "We believe his knowledge, expertise, and work ethic make him an excellent choice, and we sincerely appreciate Senator McConnell for giving him the opportunity to participate in this discussion on a national level". Straus opposed Senate Bill 6 on the grounds that it would provoke backlash and hurt the Texas economy, which has been strong in recent years.

The $350 million funding cut outraged therapy providers and the families of children who receive their services, and a group of concerned Texans quickly filed a lawsuit seeking to block the cuts.

Since the last school finance bill of 1992, the state has cut taxes 15 times, he said.

Senators on Thursday rejected House amendments to Senate Bill 2078, prompting the creation of a Senate conference committee late in the day.

Lue: Cavs' Irving feeling 'good' after Game 4 ankle injury
That honor belonged to Kyrie Irving , who picked up his team when James went to the bench in the second quarter with four fouls. Schools close down, pollen kicks in, the neighborhood pool opens for the season, and LeBron James goes back to the NBA Finals.

"I think it's a travesty what the Senate has caused to happen", said state Rep.

If adopted, the business group said, a bathroom bill "could lose billions of dollars in GDP, a critical loss of revenue that would profoundly threaten the state's ability to fund education, transportation and other essential services", according to the letter.

"We've met some resistance along the way, and we've taken the concerns of our fellow senators and House members into consideration".

"We have had several votes on various tax plans during this special session, and now have a very clear idea what proposals members support and what ideas they do not", Armstead emphasized.

"Thanks to Joe Straus, we're going to have a special session that he created", Patrick said. "Through our efforts during the session, we were able to convince the governor that reduction in personal income tax was a true benefit to West Virginians, and the kind of bold change that could jump start growth and opportunity".

Rep. John Bennett, R-Sallisaw, said he would vote for budget, even though he was against most or all of the funding bills that make it possible. The full Texas House and Senate must weigh in on the budget before it can go to Gov. Greg Abbott's desk.

The measure is not nearly as broad as Patrick wanted, as he had made legislating a sex-specific bathroom policy in state government buildings, colleges and schools a priority this year worthy of a special session.This bill is strikingly similar to the controversial one passed in North Carolina that resulted in mass boycotts and major economic consequences for the state. Paul Bettencourt of Houston, requires principals and superintendents to report cases of teachers having inappropriate relationships with students or face a state jail felony or a fine of up to $10,000.

When it comes to bathroom policies, Patrick said the House version of the bathroom bill, HB2899 which prohibits cities, counties and school districts from making bathroom policies and puts it in the hands of the state, would also be acceptable.

The House has favored a plan to keep the sales tax the same and forego the broadest aspects of the income tax changes in favor of extending the sales tax to economic sectors such as telecommunications and communications.


Popular
  • James says Jordan chase is about motivation, not greatness

    Because his shot was not landing, Smart tried to get to the paint. "We should be a lot better in Game 5". Thomas was largely ineffective in those two games with just 19 combined points and 16 total assists.

    Destiny 2 Gameplay Reveal + Trailer

    Players will have the chance to explore new planets and moons in the solar system that were not included in the first game. The Bungie franchise returns on September 8, complete with a host of new modes, worlds, weapons and enemies.
    HTC U11 hands-on: Taking on the Galaxy S8 in style

    HTC U11 hands-on: Taking on the Galaxy S8 in style

    The HTC 10 achieved a paltry IP53 certification, which basically meant it was wise to keep it as far away from water as possible. You can check the location-based information such as weather and several other widget-like settings from the secondary display .
  • Cavs try to shake 'weird' loss

    When a local radio host asked him a rather innocuous question, James responded with: "You only ask questions when we lose". James was eager to break down film of the game on Monday, but he was able to recall much of what Boston did right.

    Cyber attack 'wake-up call for governments — Microsoft chief

    Experts say this vulnerability has been understood among experts for months, yet too many groups failed to take it seriously. Fortunately, certain Windows versions make shadow volume copies, so you can recover your information from there.
    Health care: This is why we need town hall forum

    Health care: This is why we need town hall forum

    Don't a lot of us have those? Most Texans with pre-existing conditions and no access to job-based coverage weren't as fortunate. I don't understand the GOP's glee at the notion of killing something that - while truly flawed - is helping people.
  • Google helps advertisers track spending in physical stores

    Google helps advertisers track spending in physical stores

    This technology will allow advertisers to track visits in multi-story malls or highly populated cities like Tokyo and São Paulo. The new offering lets users measure how many individuals are shown video and display ads, along with capturing unique users.
    WannaCry Ransomware: Microsoft Calls Out NSA For 'Stockpiling' Vulnerabilities

    WannaCry Ransomware: Microsoft Calls Out NSA For 'Stockpiling' Vulnerabilities

    It takes just one click on an infected link or email attachment to have the virus spread to other computers within the network. European authorities have a warning for everyone hit by the worldwide cyberattack: Don't pay the ransom.

    Celtics, Lakers, 76ers have plenty riding on the NBA lottery

    The Chicago Bulls are in a position where they need to hit on a few draft picks in consecutive years to turn around the franchise. Since the advent of the lottery for the 1985 National Basketball Association draft, the Pistons haven't had very much luck.
  • Instagram Adds Face Filters, Video Play

    Instagram Adds Face Filters, Video Play

    In other words, Instagram is making the case that its face filters are more realistic and life-like than Snapchat's selfie lenses. Instagram parent Facebook has been chipping away at all the features that made Snapchat a standout in the mobile messaging space.
    Trump urged to prod Erdogan on human rights

    Trump urged to prod Erdogan on human rights

    The two presidents' statements also didn't touch on another key Turkey-related issue: the extradition of cleric Fethullah Gulen. Last week, JOL reported that Trump approved a plan to arm the Syrian Kurds in order to help them fight ISIS in Raqqa.
    Cyber attack could spark lawsuits but not against Microsoft

    Cyber attack could spark lawsuits but not against Microsoft

    But that's complicated, because hackers need to find security flaws that are unknown, widespread and relatively easy to exploit. The first version of the malware turned up on 10 February and was used in a short ransomware campaign that began on 25 March.

CONNECT