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The San Antonio Water System says its plans to build a brackish water desalination plant are on track. Officials say they've completed half of the wells they'll need for the plant and expect to start its construction in 2013. The water quality from the wells are on track with projections. Right now leaders are comparing their plans to a desalination plant in El Paso to get ideas on how our plant will work.
Bill bars future governors from Medicaid expansion
May 21, 2013 03:44 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The House has approved requiring any decision by a future Texas governor to expand Medicaid first be approved by the Legislature.
Republican Rep. Jeff Leach of Plano tacked an amendment Monday night onto an omnibus long-term care bill. Approved 87-57, it bars future governors from unilaterally accepting increased federal funding by expanding Medicaid under the White House-backed health care law.
The measure must still be approved by the Senate.
Gov. Rick Perry says Texas won't expand Medicaid. But Leach's amendment ensures any other governor or state health commissioner can't move to do so without approval in the Texas Senate and House.
Democrats tried unsuccessfully to block Leach's amendment on parliamentary errors, and some Republicans argued against it.
But Leach said lawmakers "ought to be involved" in the decision.
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United 787 takes to the skies
HOUSTON (AP) -- United Airlines has one of its 787 aircraft back in the air.
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