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  • Home Bakers Steaming Over New Bill

    Home Bakers Steaming Over New Bill
    Friends, relatives and customers of area bakers came together Saturday at the Frisco Chamber of Commerce to provide support and take in some tasty treats. DFW Sweets Owner, Debbie Viverito hosted the party. Debbie is a home baker who operates her business from her Frisco residence. Hers is a home-grown idea that fulfills Debbie's passion for baking, and provides income for her family thanks to the Texas Senate Bill 81 which made it legal in the state of Texas to have such a business. The law allows Texans to bake and sell items from home also known as the Texas Cottage Food Law, written by Senator Jane Nelson and sponsored by Representative Lois Kolkhorst. It became effective on September 1, 2011.
  • House Gives First OK To Medicaid Waiver Plan

    House Gives First OK To Medicaid Waiver Plan
    Texas Tribune House lawmakers have given an early okay to Rep. Lois Kolkhorst’s bill to ask Washington for a block grant to run Medicaid — the joint state-federal health care program for children, the disabled and the very poor — as...

    What Makes a Man (or Woman) on a Marriage License?

    What Makes a Man (or Woman) on a Marriage License?
    Texas Tribune In a state that bans same-sex marriage, it would seem to be easy to know who can legally marry. Texas county clerks will tell you it is not. A two-year-old state law says a court order recognizing a sex or name change is acceptable for...