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Dear friend: SB 1819, which is being heard now in the Senate Border Security Subcommittee, is a bill that denies educational opportunities to Texas students. Before I go into detail about the bill, it’s important to understand the context. DREAMers, …

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Dear friend: This week the Senate took important votes on tax policy. I voted against the bills because they use the state’s General Fund revenue to give tax breaks that will be felt by few, while missing the chance to …

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Dear friend: Today I was able to postpone the Senate Subcommittee on Border Security hearing on SB 185, the “sanctuary cities” bill, which was scheduled for 8 a.m. The notice for the hearing was published mid-day Friday, which gave potential witnesses insufficient time …

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Dear friend: This past week I was honored to speak at a rally where people from different walks of life came together to speak in favor of opportunity and dignity. I also took part in one of the first major debates of the session, over the proposed proliferation of guns in …

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Dear friend: Every two years, we have the opportunity to execute policies that affect the lives of everyone in the state. That’s what we have to keep at the forefront of the debate as the 84th Texas Legislature convenes tomorrow morning. It’s …

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Dear friend: It’s hard to believe but another legislative session is fast approaching⎯the 84th Texas Legislature convenes just after the holidays, on Jan. 13, 2015. Prior to each legislative session, lawmakers are permitted to “prefile” bills from the first Monday after …

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