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TEXAS CITIES GROW - US Census Bureau released some population estimates recently and according to the numbers --- the U.S. cities and towns that saw the largest boost in population since 2010 are located in the South and West.   According to new data, three of the five cities in the country with the most population growth are in Texas. Amyl Toukabri is a demographer with the Census and  explains  that a new Texas  city  made it in the top 15.  “Ft Worth joined the group of the 15 most populous city, knocking  out Indianapolis."

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LA. SPECIAL SESSION A Louisiana state House panel has advanced a temporary sales tax measure that would mean about $370 million toward the state's looming fiscal cliff — the first and so far the only significant movement of legislation in the special session that ends in just over a week.   Yesterday,  after hours of debate   in  the Ways and Means Committee,  HB27 was approved  by a near party line vote of 11 –6