The Austin school district plans to extend health insurance benefits to domestic partners, months after the Pflugerville school district made history by becoming the first in the state to do so.
Beginning Sept. 1, the Austin district will provide insurance benefits to same-sex partners and unmarried heterosexual couples. The additional benefits are expected to cost the district about $600,000.
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CORRECTION: This story has been updated to correct that Drew Springer is a Republican representative from Muenster.