Archive: 1/24/17: Tuesday
Vaccination Fight Turning Into Big Debate For Lawmakers
The fight over a proposed vaccination mandate is heating up before the legislative sessions even begins. Right now, if you don't want your child vaccinated, you can fill out and sign an exemption form. For the past three years, State Sen. Ervin Yen has tried to get rid of that exemption.
House Speaker Suspends Rep. Kirby's Committee Chairmanship Pending Investigation Results
Oklahoma House Speaker Charles McCall Tuesday, suspended Rep. Dan Kirby’s chairmanship of the House Business, Commerce & Tourism Committee pending the findings and recommendations of the House Special Investigation Committee after Rep. Kirby publicly announced his intent to refuse to testify before the Committee.
Texas Governor Threatens Austin Sheriff Over "Sanctuary Cities" Policy With Immigrants
Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday told Austin’s sheriff that her jail would become the first in the state to lose taxpayer money over so-called “sanctuary cities” policies unless she reverses plans to curtail working with federal immigration authorities by February.