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The Legislative Reference Library produces a Daily Newspaper Clipping Service for members of the Legislative community. Each morning, Library staff members select and compile articles of interest to the legislature from over 30 national and regional newspapers.

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Two Views: Economic opportunity must be part of coronavirus recovery Austin American Statesman  Cohen, D. 03/30/20 1 doc(s)
Two Views: Let’s defeat the coronavirus with the ‘Dunkirk Spirit’ Austin American Statesman  Smith, G. 03/30/20 6 doc(s)
Keep Austin wet: Why coronavirus shelter-in-place orders deemed liquor stores ‘essential’ Austin American Statesman  Wilson, M. 03/30/20 3 doc(s)
Abbott adds road travelers from Louisiana to coronavirus quarantine Austin American Statesman  Lindell, C. 03/30/20 4 doc(s)
Dallas convention center will get Texas’ first pop-up hospital for coronavirus Dallas Morning News  Garrett, R. 03/30/20 6 doc(s)
Dallas County confirms 10th death from coronavirus, as total cases near 500 Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Hartley, J. 03/30/20 1 doc(s)
Texas to enforce quarantine orders to Louisiana drivers entering state Houston Chronicle  Hensley, N. 03/30/20 5 doc(s)
FDA fast tracking makes Houston Methodist first hospital to treat COVID-19 with recovered patient’s blood Houston Chronicle  Ackerman, T. 03/30/20 1 doc(s)
Gov. Abbott seeks to block Harris County effort to release inmates to slow coronavirus spread Houston Chronicle  Banks, G. 03/30/20 1 doc(s)
Relief package billions can't buy hospitals out of shortages Austin American Statesman  Mendoza, M. 03/30/20 1 doc(s)
Rural Texas hospitals should be staffing up to face coronavirus. Many can't afford to. Austin American Statesman  Walters, E. 03/30/20 6 doc(s)
Texas to require 14-day quarantine for all travelers from Louisiana, add same restrictions for fliers from other hot spots Dallas Morning News  Garrett, R. 03/30/20 4 doc(s)
Dallas County reports 49 more coronavirus cases, 10th death; 2 Fort Worth officers test positive for virus Dallas Morning News  Branham, D. 03/30/20 1 doc(s)
Coronavirus obscures Texas Democratic Senate race against GOP incumbent John Cornyn Dallas Morning News  Jeffers Jr., G. 03/30/20 2 doc(s)
Denton County confirms 17 more COVID-19 cases; 52 total originated at living center Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Stevenson, S. 03/30/20 1 doc(s)
Tarrant County records 11 new coronavirus cases, bringing total to 139 Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Hartley, J. 03/30/20 1 doc(s)
Travelers coming to TX from Louisiana must quarantine, Abbott says as part of new orders Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Johnson, K. 03/30/20 2 doc(s)
During coronavirus pandemic, A&M San Antonio offers credit/no credit grade system San Antonio Express News  Torralva, K. 03/30/20  
San Antonio mayor threatens park closures as governor ups coronavirus restrictions on travelers San Antonio Express News  Malik, A. 03/30/20 3 doc(s)
Guns? Golf? What’s with Collin County? ‘Essential’ hard to define in coronavirus orders Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Editorial 03/29/20 3 doc(s)
Relief aid bill, though huge, is not enough San Antonio Express News  Editorial 03/29/20 3 doc(s)
Start to adapt way Texans cast ballots San Antonio Express News  Editorial 03/29/20 1 TX bill 9 doc(s)
Thumbs up, thumbs down Houston Chronicle  Editorial 03/28/20 2 doc(s)
Harris County, release all the inmates you safely can - for all our sakes Houston Chronicle  Lindenberger, M. 03/29/20 1 doc(s)
Big government is back. Texas should embrace the possibilities it brings Houston Chronicle  Parker, R. 03/29/20 3 doc(s)
A ghastly proposal: Risk seniors’ lives to restart economy San Antonio Express News  Jefferson, G. 03/29/20 3 doc(s)
Respond to the 2020 Census: It pays to be counted San Antonio Express News  Poston Jr., D. 03/28/20 1 doc(s)
As Texas economy sputters, will rainy day fund rescue state government? Austin American Statesman  Price, A. 03/29/20 1 TX bill 2 doc(s)
Why a patchwork of ‘stay-at-home’ orders is dangerous for North Texas Dallas Morning News  Hacker, H. 03/29/20 5 doc(s)
Houston’s tally of confirmed COVID-19 spikes dramatically, but testing suffers setback Houston Chronicle  McGuinness, D. 03/29/20 3 doc(s)
Coronavirus in Central Texas: Confirmed cases in Travis County climb to 160 Austin American Statesman  Hall, K. 03/28/20 4 doc(s)
Officials report 31 new coronavirus cases at the Denton County State Supported Living Center Dallas Morning News  Morris, A. 03/28/20  
Trump signs $2T pandemic relief that funds airline bailouts, medical supplies, jobless benefits and cash for families Dallas Morning News  Gillman, T. 03/28/20 1 doc(s)
Skeptics, rebels defy orders aimed at stopping spread of coronavirus in Dallas, elsewhere Dallas Morning News  Tarrant, D. 03/28/20  
Fake news about COVID-19 is spreading faster than the virus Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Hernandez, K. 03/28/20  
Trump signs coronavirus stimulus bill with billions in relief for Texas Houston Chronicle  Osborne, J. 03/28/20 1 doc(s)
Texas abortion ban is biggest-ever disruption for embattled women’s health providers Houston Chronicle  Blackman, J. 03/28/20 1 TX bill 7 doc(s)
For Trump, 2020 will be a test of faith Austin American Statesman  Tilove, J. 03/29/20  
Dallas County reports 8th, 9th coronavirus deaths and 72 new cases; Denton, Johnson counties report 1 death each Dallas Morning News  Brumfield, L. 03/29/20 4 doc(s)
Trump floats quarantine of New York City, backs off after Gov. Cuomo calls it 'federal declaration of war’ Dallas Morning News  Gillman, T. 03/29/20 2 doc(s)
How a tax fix in Congress’ $2 trillion coronavirus bill could help Texas companies like Whataburger Dallas Morning News  Benning, T. 03/29/20 4 doc(s)
With holy celebrations on the horizon and many isolating, a multi-faith group launches livestream chats Dallas Morning News  Townsend, B. 03/29/20  
Texas automatically renews Medicaid, food stamps to ease coronavirus worries Dallas Morning News  Garrett, R. 03/29/20 3 doc(s)
COVID-19 pandemic highlights shortage of nurses and respiratory therapists looming over Texas Dallas Morning News  Giorgi, A. 03/29/20 5 doc(s)
College students across Texas have been asked to leave their dorms due to coronavirus — what happens to their housing payments? Dallas Morning News  Hoyt, J. 03/29/20  
Texas knew a pandemic was coming. We had a plan. But then the Legislature botched it. Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Kennedy, B. 03/29/20 1 TX bill 1 doc(s)
Everything you need to know about unemployment benefits in Texas during the coronavirus crisis Houston Chronicle  Douglas, E. 03/29/20 5 doc(s)
Punishment doesn’t fit crime for mother who got 5 years for ‘illegal voting’ Houston Chronicle  Grieder, E. 03/29/20 1 TX bill 3 doc(s)
Texas colleges change to pass-fail grading during pandemic Houston Chronicle  Britto, B. 03/29/20  
How long is long enough for stay-at-home policy? San Antonio Express News  Garcia, G. 03/29/20 2 doc(s)
Ventilators can be key to surviving COVID-19. Does San Antonio have enough? San Antonio Express News  Riker, M. 03/29/20 4 doc(s)
PUC orders halt to utility cutoffs for those who lost jobs due to coronavirus Austin American Statesman  Price, A. 03/28/20 2 doc(s)
Texas takes more steps to keep day care centers open, create slots for kids of coronavirus ‘front line workers’ Dallas Morning News  Garrett, R. 03/28/20 5 doc(s)
What the TABC wants Texans to know about Abbott’s decision to allow alcohol delivery from restaurants Dallas Morning News  Jimenez, J. 03/28/20 3 doc(s)
North Texas businesses reopen factories, offices to produce public health supplie Dallas Morning News  Krause, K. 03/28/20 1 doc(s)
Are gun retailers essential? Some question whether shops can be shut down during shelter in place Dallas Morning News  Morris, A. 03/28/20 5 doc(s)
Texas gun stores may stay open for business during coronavirus pan-demic, AG rules Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Tinsley, A. 03/28/20 2 doc(s)
31 more COVID-19 cases confirmed at Denton living center as new measures take effect Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Howland, J. 03/28/20 1 doc(s)
Gov. Greg Abbott deploys Texas National Guard to help with mobile testing Houston Chronicle  Blackman, J. 03/28/20  
Texas AG Ken Paxton says gun sales can’t be restricted by stay-home orders Houston Chronicle  Goldenstein, T. 03/28/20 2 doc(s)
Community lockdowns change how electricity is sold in Texas Houston Chronicle  Sixel, L. 03/28/20  
Federal judge to rule on release of 1,000 from Harris County jail amid fears of outbreak Houston Chronicle  Banks, G. 03/28/20 5 doc(s)
Smith County issues stay at two-week home order, 27 confirmed coronavirus cases within county   Wellerman, Z. 03/28/20  
States Restrict Travelers from Coronavirus ‘Hot Zones’ Wall Street Journal  Calfas, J. 03/30/20  
Snowbirds Ask: Should We Stay or Should We Go? New York Times  Salcedo, A. 03/29/20  
$2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Is Signed Into Law New York Times  Stolberg, S. 03/28/20  

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