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Businesses Opposed to SB 6 Contributed to Sponsors’ Campaigns

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By Public News Service Businesses Opposed to SB 6 Contributed to Sponsors’ Campaigns AUSTIN, Texas – Public records show several businesses that publicly oppose Senate Bill 6, the so-called “bathroom bill” in the Texas Legislature, have contributed thousands of dollars to the bill’s Republican sponsors.

Alex Kotch, an independent investigative reporter for the website Rewire, says 70 businesses signed a letter condemning the bill that would bar transgender people from using the restroom of their choice.

The businesses responded to a Texas Association of Business study that said the state could lose $8 billion or more if SB 6 becomes law. …(Read More) …read more

Source:: Texas News Service

      

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52nd ACM Awards winners list

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By Music News Group

Academy of Country MusicHere’s the list of winners at Sunday night’s 52nd ACM Awards:

New Male Vocalist of the Year
Jon Pardi

New Female Vocalist of the Year
Maren Morris

New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year
Brothers Osborne

Single Record of the Year
“H.O.L.Y.” — Florida Georgia Line

Songwriter of the Year
Lori McKenna

Vocal Event of the Year
“May We All” — Florida Georgia Line featuring Tim McGraw

Song of the Year
“Die a Happy Man” — Thomas Rhett

Vocal Duo of the Year
Brothers Osborne

Vocal Group of the Year
Little Big Town

Album of the Year
The Weight of These Wings — Miranda Lambert

Video of the Year
“Forever Country” — Artists of Then, Now & Forever

Male Vocalist of the Year
Thomas Rhett

Female Vocalist of the Year
Miranda Lambert

Entertainer of the Year
Jason Aldean

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Source:: Country Music News

      

[Press Release] Governor Abbott Increases Readiness Of State Operations Center, Authorizes Activation Of Texas Task Forces 1 & 2 In Response To Severe Weather

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As severe weather continues to impact parts of Texas, Governor Greg Abbott today elevated the readiness level of the State Operations Center (SOC) from level four (normal conditions) to level three (increased readiness). …read more

Source:: Office of the Governor

      

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