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They want to hold the major oil companies responsible for the costs of responding to disasters that scientists are increasingly able to attribute to climate disruption and tie back to the fossil fuel industry.
The Democrat-controlled Senate approved the budget with a 34-22 vote on Thursday evening, which will allocate an additional $100 million to higher ed, $85 million for homelessness and $200 million toward pension plans.
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Kenneth Williams, a professor of criminal procedure at the South Texas College of Law in Houston, regarding the potential conflict of interest if Sen. Angela Paxton, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s wife, will act as a “juror” in her husband’s Senate trial. Ken Paxton was impeached on 20 articles including bribery and abuse of public trust. The impeachment trial will begin no later than Aug. 28. (Associated Press — May 30, 2023)