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Lamar Smith's persistence may finally pay off

The SE Texas Record Feb. 6, 2017, 3:06pm

It may be called the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act (LARA) of 2017, but U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith of Austin has been proposing this measure for years without success.

Hailstorm lawsuit reform among Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s top priorities

David Yates Nov. 18, 2016, 12:30pm

AUSTIN – On the first day of legislative bill filing, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick released his list of top 10 legislative priorities for the 2017 Legislative Session, which includes hailstorm lawsuit reform.

Executive order affects government contractors; preliminary injunction issued

Carrie Salls Nov. 2, 2016, 2:10pm

BEAUMONT – Associated Builders and Contractors of Southeast Texas, Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. and National Association of Security Companies won a preliminary injunction against portions of a presidential executive order that requires federal contracting officers to determine whether labor and employment law violations should keep contractors from winning government contracts.  

Texas judge continues to fIght Obama Administration on bathroom equality

Dee Thompson Nov. 2, 2016, 2:10pm

A judge in Texas is seeking to nullify the Federal Directive that anyone of any gender can use the bathroom of their choice.