Questions Surround Federal Aid Money Flowing Into The Stat

Texas has received billions in federal aid related to the COVID-19 pandemic and could receive billions more in the coming weeks, but Senate Finance Committee Chair and Flower Mound Senator Jane Nelson told members of her committee Wednesday that there are still more questions than answers regarding the aid package created through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). “There are so many misconceptions out there,” she told members. “We’re still working through the guidance on federal funds that were approved during the previous administration, we’re just starting that process for the dollars that will be coming to Texas under [ARPA].”

Bill tightening voting restrictions in Texas passes Senate committee

Bill tightening voting restrictions in Texas passes Senate committee

A Texas Senate committee on Friday passed an elections bill that would tighten the state’s voting rules by limiting extended early voting hours, requiring proof of disability to qualify for mail-in voting and prohibiting drive-thru voting. Senate Bill 7, sponsored by Sen. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola, is one of Gov. Gregg Abbott’s legislative priorities this session.


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