Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

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What is the current state of federal Title IX policies?

Laurie Grobe March 12, 2021

TW: Discussions of sexual assault, sexual violence Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's March 9 print edition. President Joe Biden announced Monday he is planning...

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What does lifting the mask mandate mean for Texas businesses?

Tori Duff March 12, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's March 9 print edition.   Businesses and public places must independently decide to set mask mandates and capacity limits after Gov....

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Legislators file bills to expand Medicaid as Texans struggle to access affordable health care

Lauren Abel March 11, 2021

Texas legislators proposed bills to expand Medicaid and address the state’s health insurance disparities as more than 5 million Texans continue to weather the COVID-19 pandemic uninsured. Approximately...

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Governor Abbott announces 100% business capacity, end of mask mandate beginning March 10

Tori Duff and Samantha Greyson March 2, 2021

Sheryl Lawrence and Skye Seipp contributed to this report. Editor's note: This story has been updated as information has been made available. Update Thursday at 4:30 p.m.: Texas...

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SNAP offers replacements for products lost in storm

Samantha Greyson February 26, 2021

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, recipients can now apply to receive replacement benefits for food lost or damaged in the winter storm, according to Gov. Greg Abbott’s Feb. 19...

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Some students eligible to apply for statewide rental relief funding

Ana Goodwin February 26, 2021

Editor's Note: This story has been corrected to reflect that the application launched on Feb. 15, not Feb. 14 and that the date of prioritizing giving funds to applicants at or below 50% of their Area...

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Elected officials help Texans during, after winter storm crisis

Lauren Abel February 25, 2021

Elected officials were asked to help their constituents and provide resources to Texans after millions were left without power and water for days during last week’s severe winter storm.  While...

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Texas bill to exclude undocumented students from receiving in-state tuition, could create barrier to higher education access

Samantha Greyson February 12, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's February 9 print edition.  Two Texas state representatives co-filed a bill in January to deny in-state tuition to undocumented...

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Gov. Abbott continues opposing defunding police, threatens to withhold city funding

Tori Duff February 9, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's February 2 print edition. Gov. Greg Abbott is pushing for the Texas Legislature to create laws penalizing cities who reallocate...

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Students get involved in Texas state government as new legislative session begins

Lauren Goodman January 29, 2021

UT students are working with state legislators in many forms this semester during Texas’ 87th Legislative Session. Over 1,800 bills have been introduced so far for the 87th Texas Legislature’s...

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Texas legislators aim to revise marijuana policies, decriminalize low-level possession

Lauren Abel January 28, 2021

With more than 30 cannabis-related bills filed for the ongoing 87th Texas legislative session, legislators from both parties aim to change marijuana policy in Texas to reduce the consequences for low-level...

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87th legislative session prompts redistricting in Texas

Lauren Abel January 26, 2021

The start of Texas’ 87th legislative session on Jan. 12 marked the beginning of legislators’ redistricting process, when legislative and congressional boundaries will be redrawn.  The...