Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (Aug. 7, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Texas House would legalize medical marijuana for qualifying patients in the state, effectively nullifying unconstitutional federal prohibition on the same. Introduced by Rep. Eddie Lucio (D-Brownsville) and 12 bipartisan co-sponsors during the special session of the Texas legislature, House Bill 85 (HB85) would expand…

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Jordan Smith

June 20 2017, 6:22 p.m.

Twenty-five years after they were convicted of a crime that never happened, Fran and Dan Keller were formally exonerated on June 20 in Austin, Texas.

The couple’s prosecution in 1992 was part of a wave of cases across the country amid an episode of mass hysteria known as the Satanic Panic. Beginning in the 1980s, accusations flew that the childcare industry had been infiltrated by bands of Satanists hell-bent on brainwashing and sexually abusing young children. The Kellers’ exoneration closes a decadeslong chapter of profound injustice for a couple that paid an exceptionally high price for the credulousness of local law enforcement.

read more here: https://theintercept.com/2017/06/20/texas-couple-exonerated-25-years-after-being-convicted-of-lurid-crimes-that-never-happened/

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AUSTIN, Texas (May 14, 2017) – On Wednesday, the Texas House unanimously passed a proposed state constitutional amendment that would authorize the legislature to exempt precious metals held in the Texas Bullion Depository from ad valorem taxation. Passage of the amendment would take another step toward the everyday use of gold and silver in financial transactions…

AUSTIN, Texas (May 5, 2017) – Yesterday, the Texas House unanimously passed a bill that would facilitate the establishment and operation of the Texas Bullion Depository; helping to undermine the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money. Rep. Giovanni Capriglione (R-Keller) introduced House Bill 3169 (HB3169) in March. The legislation includes various provisions for the operation and administration of…